The alarming statistics were released Monday by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. The exact figure was 1,076,889 cases.
According to Deutsche Welle, the number of deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours has reached 1688. According to experts, this is a global daily maximum. Thus, the United States, taking into account the new infected, can be considered a country stronger than others affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The figure from January 3 almost doubled the previous high of 590 thousand new cases, which was recorded in the United States just four days ago. At the same time, in comparison with the data of the previous week, there was a doubling.
Prior to that, India occupied the top line in official statistics, where on May 7, 2021, a new type of virus was detected in more than 414 thousand people.
Against the background of the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, flights are massively canceled in the country. Thousands of American schools this week postponed the return of students to classes after the holidays or switched to distance learning again.
In total, 55 114 057 confirmed cases of infection have been recorded in the United States since the beginning of the pandemic on January 3, the number of deaths from COVID-19 reached 827 753.