Johns Hopkins, the renowned American University announced that the average of the last seven days of daily Covid-19 cases in the country has exceeded the previous peak of January 2021.
 
The United States is facing a worrisome fifth wave of Covid-19 fueled by the Omicron variant, which recorded a world record of more than 1 million daily cases on Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University’s assessment. The country has recorded 3.4 million cases over the past seven days, an average of 486,000 per day with a peak on Jan. 3, which surpasses the previous peak recorded over the week between Jan. 5 and 11, 2021, in the midst of the third wave (258,000 cases).
 
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s top adviser on the health crisis, had said Sunday that the rise in Covid-19 cases in the United States is following an “almost vertical” curve.

However, death and hospitalization rates in the U.S. have been much lower in recent weeks than in previous Covid outbreaks. The number of recorded deaths has decreased by 10% week over week with 9,382 deaths in the last seven days. 
 

Omicron is now the dominant variant in the United States and accounted for about 59% of new cases in the week ending December 25, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Anthony Fauci said he hoped the current wave would peak “after a few weeks” before reversing, as happened in South Africa.

U.S. health authorities authorized Monday the injection of booster doses of Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 years, and reduced from six to five months before the injection of the third dose, for all age groups. These decisions come at a time when linked 
to the Omicron variant, which is the epidemic in the country,  on the rise and schoolchildren are preparing to return to school after the holiday season.
 
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Sad record for the US with more than one million cases.

 Johns Hopkins, the renowned American University announced that the average of the last seven days of daily Covid-19 cases in the country has exceeded the previous peak of January 2021. The United States is facing a worrisome fifth wave of Covid-19 fueled by the Omicron variant, which recorded a world record of more than 1 million daily cases on Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University's assessment. The country has recorded 3.4 million cases over the past seven days, an average of 486,000 per day with a peak on Jan. 3, which surpasses the previous peak recorded over the week between Jan. 5 and 11, 2021, in the midst of the third wave (258,000 cases). Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House's top adviser on the health crisis, had said Sunday that the rise in Covid-19 cases in the United States is following an "almost vertical" curve.

However, death and hospitalization rates in the U.S. have been much lower in recent weeks than in previous Covid outbreaks. The number of recorded deaths has decreased by 10% week over week with 9,382 deaths in the last seven days. 
 
Omicron is now the dominant variant in the United States and accounted for about 59% of new cases in the week ending December 25, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Anthony Fauci said he hoped the current wave would peak "after a few weeks" before reversing, as happened in South Africa.

U.S. health authorities authorized Monday the injection of booster doses of Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 years, and reduced from six to five months before the injection of the third dose, for all age groups. These decisions come at a time when linked to the Omicron variant, which is the epidemic in the country,  on the rise and schoolchildren are preparing to return to school after the holiday season. 
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