U.S. Shatters Prior Record Of New Covid Cases Over Past 7 Days

The seven-day average of new infections in the U.S. reached a record high of around 282,000 as of Wednesday morning, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, just days after the country reported a record number of daily infections on Monday.

As of Wednesday morning, the seven-day average of new infections totaled 282,117, eclipsing the previous record of around 250,000 on January 11, according to Johns Hopkins University’s Covid data tracker.

Comparing the U.S. seven-day average with other countries most affected by new Covid cases, the U.K. and France set new records this week, peaking at around 115,000 and some 88,000, respectively, according to Johns Hopkins University.

As the omicron variant fuels new Covid cases, studies have suggested that it is less likely to cause hospitalization than previous variants. The omicron variant was projected to make up 58.6% of Covid cases in the country as of last week, according to the CDC’s revised projection. Previously, the heavily mutated variant had been projected to account for some 73% of infections.

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