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US hits COVID record highs as pandemic enters third year

2022 Jan 02, 13:08, WASHINGTON
A man receives COVID-19 test in Washington, D.C., the United States, on Dec. 30, 2021. Photo-Xinhua

The United States has set several new records in COVID-19 indicators as the pandemic enters its third year, and health experts have warned of a "tidal wave" of the pandemic in 2022.

The country shattered daily COVID-19 cases record again as over 580,000 daily cases were recorded nationwide on Thursday, according to the latest data of Johns Hopkins University.

The single-day case count broke records several times this week, amounting to the highest figure since the onset of the pandemic in the country.

Over the past week, over 2,700,000 new cases and more than 9,000 new deaths were added to the tallies, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The weekly increase of cases also registered a new pandemic high, surpassing the previous record set in the first week of 2021.


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