The U.S. hits a record number of new COVID cases

Posted by on December 29, 2021 3:01 pm
Categories: US National Stories

A member of the Salt Lake County Health Department COVID-19 testing staff walks past a line outside the department on Tuesday. The number of new COVID019 cases hit a record this week, topping numbers from January.

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases topped 280,000 this week as the omicron variant spreads rapidly across the country, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tracker.

(Image credit: Rick Bowmer/AP)

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