The United States broke the global record of daily Covid-19 cases. According to reports, it registered at least 1.3 million infections yesterday, amid the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant. The previous record was 1.03 million new infections on 3rd January this year.
Despite the Omicron strain being reported as a less severe variant, the new variant of concern has driven the hospitalisations to an all-time high in the US. The number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients have doubled in three weeks, surpassing the record of One lakh 32 thousand 51 hospitalisations set in January last year.