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United States registers nearly 1 million cases of Covid-19 in a single day – a world record
the The United States reported nearly one million new cases of coronavirus on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, a world record nearly double the country’s peak 505 109 set just a week ago.
Number of Covid-19 hospital patients grew by almost 50% last week and now exceeds 100,000, a Reuters the analysis showed, the first time that this threshold has been reached since the winter surge a year ago.
Globally, the United States has seen a daily average of 486,000 cases over the past week, a rate that has doubled in seven days and far exceeds that of any other country. Monday’s record of 978,856 new infections includes some cases from Saturday and Sunday, when many states are not reporting. The average number of deaths per day remained fairly stable throughout December and early January at around 1,300, according to a Reuters tally, although deaths generally lag behind cases and hospitalizations.
Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Ohio and Washington DC., have reported a record number of hospitalized Covid patients in recent days. The relentless wave has prompted more than 3,200 schools to close their buildings this week, according to Burbio, a site that tracks school disruptions.