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US breaks global record of daily Covid-19 cases 

 

  • The United States registered at least 1.3 million infections, amid the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant. 
  • The previous record was 1.03 million new infections on 3 Jan. 
  • Despite the Omicron strain being reported as a less severe variant, the new variant of concern has driven the hospitalisations to an all-time high in the US. 
  • The number of hospitalized patients has doubled in 3 weeks, surpassing the record of 1,32,051 hospitalisations set in January last year.