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US sees record COVID-19 hospitalisations as record 11 lakh test positive

US sees record COVID-19 hospitalisations as record 11 lakh test positive

COVID-19 hospitalisations in the US reached a record high on Monday at 1,32,646 amid Omicron, according to Reuters. 

The United States reported at least 11.3 lakh new coronavirus infections on Monday, the highest daily total of any country in the world, Reuters said. 

Hospitalisations in the US have increased steadily since late December, doubling in the last three weeks.

The seven-day average for new cases has doubled in the last 10 days to 704,000. The United States has averaged over a half a million cases for the last six consecutive days, according to a Reuters tally.

Deaths are averaging 1,700 per day, up from about 1,400 in recent days but within levels seen earlier this winter.

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