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New COVID-19 cases in US soar to highest levels on record

 

December 30, 2021

Rebecca Blackwell, Associated Press

A man was tested for COVID-19 at a walk-up testing site run by Nomi Health on Dec. 28 in downtown Miami.

CHICAGO - More than a year after the vaccine was rolled out, new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. have soared to their highest level on record at over 265,000 per day on average, a surge driven largely by the highly contagious omicron variant.

New cases per day have more than doubled over the past two weeks, eclipsing the old mark of 250,000, set in mid-January, according to data kept by Johns Hopkins University.

The fast-spreading mutant version of the virus has cast a pall over Christmas and New Year's, forcing communities to scale back or call off their festivities just weeks after it seemed as if Americans were about to enjoy an almost normal holiday season. Thousands of flights have been canceled amid staffing shortages blamed on the virus.

https://www.startribune.com/new-covid-19-cases-in-us-soar-to-highest-levels-on-record/600131057/

 

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