Over 1 million Americans were diagnosed with Covid-19 on Monday as a massive wave of Omicron variant swamps every element of daily life in the United States.
- The highly mutated variant pushed US cases to a record-high, the most by a large percentage. Monday’s figure is nearly double the prior record of nearly 590,000 set only four days ago in the US.
- It is also nearly more than double the case count posted anywhere else at any time since the start of the pandemic over two years ago. The highest figure outside the US was reported during India’s delta surge.
- The enormous figures being recorded in the US come even as a majority of Americans are depending on tests they take at home.
Even though surging cases have not translated into adverse infections and soaring deaths, their impact has been felt across the nation as the newly-infected people isolate at home.
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