1.34 million new omicron cases reported in US on Monday

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Around 1.34 million people tested positive for coronavirus in the United States on Monday. That’s a new record for the nation.

Daily case counts are typically high on Mondays, due to many states not reporting over the weekend.

However, the numbers still suggests a dramatic rise in cases as the omicron variant continues to spread.

Experts say it’s also the highest daily total recorded for any country in the world.

The record high numbers come as COVID-19 hospitalizations are also soaring.

Hospitalizations are up more than 83% in the last two weeks.