The United States reported the highest-number of daily COVID cases on record this week; confirming more than 1-million new infections on January 3rd.
“A total of 1,082,549 new coronavirus cases were reported Monday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, as the highly infectious omicron variant continues to spread throughout the country,” reports CNBC.
“The new daily tally brings the total number of cases confirmed in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic to 56,189,547. In total, the virus has caused at least 827,748 deaths across the country,” adds the financial outlet.
According to the website, about 100,000 Americans are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. It remains unclear how many were admitted “because” of the virus or other medical problems.
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