United States breaks record for daily coronavirus cases, topping 267,000 on Tuesday

The United States has broken the record for daily coronavirus cases.

This comes as Delta and Omicron variants have taken over, disrupting holiday gatherings and hurting hospitals.

According to the New York Times, the seven-day average topped over 267,000 cases on Tuesday. The record comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reduced the amount of time Americans who contract the coronavirus should remain in isolation. Quarantine time was 10 days and is now down to 5. 

Omicron’s spread has worsened the labor shortage, which continues to hurt hospitals. The previous record was set back in January, prior to the majority of Americans getting vaccinated. However, evidence is suggesting that Omicron causes much milder symptoms than previous variants.

Vaccinations have assisted in preventing serious illness and death in many. Unfortunately, Omicron is far more infectious than Delta. This has created more fears of hospitals becoming overwhelmed with patients.

Omicron is becoming the dominant variant, but some studies are showing that contracting this variant may help people avoid other variants. President Biden has promised that there will be no more lockdowns, especially as citizens consider growing weary of Covid restrictions.




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