More than 1 million cases of COVID-19 were detected in the U.S. in 24 hours
U.S. health officials have identified more than 1 million cases of the coronavirus-induced illness in the past 24 hours as the omicron strain spreads. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, which conducts counts based on federal and local authorities, this is the highest number in a single day since the pandemic began.
The previous anti-record was recorded on the last day of December, then medics have revealed about 590 thousand cases of infection by coronavirus.
Published data may not reflect the real situation, as many Americans are tested for coronavirus at home and do not report the results to the leading statistics agencies, notes Bloomberg.
Since the start of the pandemic in the United States more than 56 million cases of infection with coronavirus were identified, more than 820,000 people have died from the disease.
The sharp increase in the incidence of the disease in the United States in December led to the cancellation of flights, the closure of schools and offices, overcrowding in hospitals and disruption of supply chains.