Case record in the USA: 1 million cases detected in 24 hours
While Omikron, the mutated variant of the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19), spread rapidly in the USA, 1 million 83 thousand 948 new cases were detected in the last 24 hours.
It was the largest daily number of cases recorded by any country since the outbreak began nearly two years ago, Bloomberg reported.
The previous record outside the US was recorded by India, which saw more than 414,000 cases per day when the Delta variant broke out on May 7, 2021.
In the USA, a record number of new cases are recorded, although many citizens test at home and the results are not reported to the official authorities.