According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, about one million children have been infected with COVID-19 in the last week, four times the rate seen during the peak of last winter’s outbreak.
According to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association, approximately 981,000 children were infected with the Coronavirus in the seven days leading up to Jan. 13. Its also more than double the total number of cases documented by any other country at any point throughout the outbreak. The previous high was reached by India, which reported over 414,000 cases during a Delta Variant Outbreak on May 21, according to the news agency.
The average number of Americans in the U.S according to Reuter’s Calculation, Covid-19 mortality have stayed pretty consistent at around 1,300 per day throughout December and early January, but deaths often lag behind case numbers and hospitalizations.
Furthermore, evidence suggests that Omicron is causing less severe sickness, according to the World Health Organization. Nonetheless, public health experts have cautioned that a large number of Omicron cases could overwhelm hospitals, which are already dealing with COVID-19 patients, mostly among the unvaccinated.
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Jan. 4, 2022 – As the Omicron Variant continues to fuel spikes, the United States shattered global records on Monday, reporting more than 1 million diagnosed COVID-19 cases. In a manner that prior variations were not, Omicron is simply contagious. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the variation accounted for 99.5% of all Covid cases in the United States as of Tuesday.
According to the website Burbio, which tracks school disruptions, the continuous has forced more than 3,200 schools to close this week. Staff shortages and renewed fears about viral spread are plaguing schools that have remained open.
According to USA Today, the Omicron variety looks to induce milder sickness than earlier coronavirus variants, suggesting that a fewer number of people will need to be hospitalized. Despite this, the large number of illnesses is resulting in a large number of hospitalizations.
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