Washington: In the wake of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, the United States on Monday reported more than 1 million COVID-19 cases. According to USA Today, US health officials have reported more than three times the number of new cases than any other. The pre-wave of the coronavirus, on Monday alone, reported more than a million cases.
When the figures for this week were released, a significant increase in corona virus infection was expected, but nothing like this is there. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, one in every 100 Americans has been diagnosed with HIV in the past week.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were due to meet with the White House’s coronavirus response team on Tuesday to discuss a plan of action as Omicron spreads. On Saturday, one-fifth of the states reported infections, and a third reported infections on Sunday. Nonetheless, the previous day’s highest was 591,000 cases, established on Thursday.
Monday’s preliminary estimate indicated the country could reach a weekly average of about 450,000 cases per day. The previous weekly high, 1.76 million, is expected to not only surpass, but double. The US has recorded more than 55 million verified COVID-19 cases, or one out of every six persons in the country, and more than 826,000 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Meanwhile, the FDA on Monday expanded permission for emergency use for a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech coronavirus vaccine to cover children ages 12 to 15.