The Omicron-variant of COVID-19 continued to spread across all 50 states in recent days, with officials reporting more than one million cases of the contagion on January 3rd alone.
“The intensely rapid spread of the omicron variant and a backlog of cases from the New Year’s weekend has resulted in U.S. health authorities tallying more than three times as many new cases as in any previous wave of the coronavirus — over 1 million reported on Monday alone,” reports USA Today.
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“By 7:30 p.m. ET Monday, Johns Hopkins University data showed about 1,042,000 more cases than the day before, and it wasn’t immediately clear that all states had reported in. That count clearly includes hefty numbers of backlogged cases. About one-fifth of states reported infections Saturday and one-third Sunday. Still, the previous single-day record was about 591,000 cases, set Thursday,” adds the national newspaper.
To date, 69 million Americans have received at least one booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 206 million are “fully vaccinated” according to figures from the CDC.
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