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U.S. reports nearly 1 million COVID-19 cases in a day, setting global record

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By Joseph Ax and Lisa Shumaker (Reuters) – The United States set a global record of almost 1 million new coronavirus infections reported on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, nearly double the country’s peak of 505,109 hit just a week ago as the highly contagious Omicron variant shows no sign of slowing. The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients has risen nearly 50% in the last week and now exceeds 100,000, a Reuters analysis showed, the first time that threshold has been reached since the winter surge a year ago. Overall, the United States has seen a daily average of 486,000 cases over …

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