At least 1.13 million new cases of COVID-19 were detected in the United States in a 24-hour period. This information was reported by Reuters.
The agency stresses that this figure is a new world record. In this case, the final number of infections may be even higher because not all U.S. states have had time to publish data on the incidence of disease.
The publication notes that “there are no signs that the spread of the contagious Omicron strain is slowing.”
In addition, according to the agency’s statistics, a record 135,500 people have been hospitalized with the coronavirus.
The previous record was also set in the United States, with more than one million cases detected in a 24-hour period in early January.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the number of people infected with the coronavirus in the United States exceeded 60 million. As of 00:21 (Moscow time), 60,062,077 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus, and of that number, more than 837,000 have died.
U.S. sets world record for new COVID cases in 24 hours