The New York Times reports:
With a caseload nearly twice that of the worst single days of last winter, the United States shattered its record for new daily coronavirus cases, a milestone that may still fall short of describing the true toll of the Delta and Omicron variants because testing has slowed over the holidays.
As a second year of living with the pandemic was drawing to a close, the new daily case total topped 488,000 on Wednesday, according to a New York Times database.
Wednesday’s seven-day average of new daily cases, 301,000, was also a record, compared with 267,000 the day before, according to the database. In the past week, more than two million cases have been reported nationally, and 15 states and territories reported more cases than in any other seven-day period.
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The US shattered its record for new daily coronavirus cases with 488,000 infections, a caseload nearly twice that of the worst single days of last winter. @AlyssaLukpat @sarahmcahalan https://t.co/vUNNOIwRDb
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) December 30, 2021
NYT’s lead right now: “Rise of At-Home Tests Casts Doubts on Accuracy of Public Covid Counts”
The headline right below it: “U.S. Sets a One-Day Record With Nearly Half a Million New Covid Cases”https://t.co/PkMtTy3iNS
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 30, 2021