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1 Million Covid 19 Cases Recorded as Omicron Hits the U.S.

1 Million Covid 19 Cases Recorded as Omicron Hits the U.S.

  • The United States of America had more than 1 million new positive Covid 19 tests as the country has been hit with a wave of the Omicron variant
  • This wave is almost double the previous record of 590,000 that was set in the country only four days ago
  • The highest number of daily Covid cases recorded outside the United sates as in India during the delta surge, where 414,000 people tested positive in one day

More than 1 million people in the United States tested positive to Covid 19 on Monday as the country struggled to contain a wave of the Omicron variant.

The highly transmissible variant has driven the cases n the country to global record levels, with the latest report being almost double the record of 590,000 that was set by the U.S. only four days ago.
It also dwarfs the record of 414,000 that was seen in India during the time of the delta surge in May 2021.

Despite the high numbers, there are fears that this record may be an underestimate as more Americans are relying on tests that will not be reported to official government authorities upon completion.

While the surge has not resulted in severe effects and deaths in most of the patients, the country is beginning to feel the impact of the wave as the infected isolate at home.

There have been more cases of canceled flights, shut schools and offices, while hospitals are starting to get overwhelmed.

Johns Hopkins University data indicates that the high numbers may have been due to delays in reporting over the holiday.

Read also: Pfizer Pill Shows Effectiveness Against Omicron Variant

Authorities are set to consider putting some measures in place that will help the nation overcome its latest Covid 19 outbreak. Meanwhile, companies are also mulling putting a pause on resumption at the office.

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Top organizations such as JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs have encouraged their employees to resume working from home at the start of the new year.

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