US Tops 1 Million Daily COVID-19 Cases

Aaron Gould Sheinin

January 04, 2022

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The United States blew through global records on Monday with more than 1 million diagnosed cases of coronavirus.

Monday’s unfortunate tally is almost double the previous domestic record of 590,000 set just 4 days ago, Bloomberg News reported.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, nearly 1 in 100 Americans have become infected in just the past week.

And, it’s not just cases going up. Children are increasingly being hospitalized with COVID-19, NBC News reported.

According to an NBC News, at least nine states have reported record numbers of children hospitalized with COVID-19: Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania, as well as Washington, D.C.


Bloomberg News: "U.S. Sets Global Daily Record of Over 1 Million Virus Cases."

USA Today: "Biden to address nation on omicron as US reports 1M cases in a day."

NBC News: "Children are hospitalized with Covid at record numbers."


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