In the United States, more than 200 thousand new cases of COVID-19 are recorded per day. Experts predict half a million

This is 51.4% more than a week ago and is the highest since January 18.

Over the next week or 10 days, the average number of new cases of coronavirus infection could reach half a million per day, a medical analyst predicts CNN Dr. Jonathan Rainer.

US chief infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci warned that the “extreme infectivity” of the new Omicron coronavirus could lead to a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, said “Voice of America”.

Fauci noted that while studies indicate less severe disease in those infected with the Omicron variant, the extreme infectivity of the virus could mean significant increases and hospitalizations. Fauci believes the US COVID-19 situation “will improve significantly in January.”

Amid the spread of the Omicron strain in the United States, President Joe Biden, during a meeting with the US Administration’s COVID-19 Working Group and State Governors, promised to take measures to reduce the shortage of coronavirus tests in the country.

Transcript of the conversation published on the White House website December 27.

In particular, according to Biden, the law on defense production will be used to increase the production of tests for coronavirus.

Due to the proliferation of the Omicron variant in the United States on December 25 and 26 canceled more than 3 thousand flights, stressed “Voice of America”.

On December 27, about 1 thousand more flights were canceled in the States, writes The Hill… US airlines have said they are grappling with staffing issues as many of their employees are out of work due to coronavirus infection.

Context:

An outbreak of coronavirus infection began at the end of 2019 in China. 11 March 2020 World Health Organization declared the spread of coronavirus a pandemic.

In South Africa on November 22, 2021, discovered new variant of coronavirus B.1.1.529which has a large number of mutations that are of concern. WHO assigned him name “Omicron”.

At WHO celebratethat preliminary data indicate an increased risk of re-infection with this variant compared to others. Fauci believes that “Omicron” is more contagious than others variants of the coronavirus, but less dangerous.

According to the CDC, 52.28 million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the United States for the entire time of the pandemic, and about 813.8 thousand patients with coronavirus infection have died.

IN USA 73% of people, who were diagnosed with the coronavirus from December 12 to 18, were infected with the Omicron strain, The Washington Post reported on December 21. Omicron hit the US in less than a month. For the first time in the country, this strain was discovered in the last days of November 2021.

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