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.