COVID cases are down 47% in a week to 721,651 – and deaths are down 38%.


COVID cases have decreased by 47% in a week to 721,651 – and deaths have decreased by 38%.

In the United States, new COVID infections fell by 47% in a week, raising cautious hopes that the latest outbreak triggered by the Omicron variant has peaked.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, 721,651 new cases were recorded between midnight Monday and midnight Tuesday.

This is a significant decrease from the 1.364 million cases reported for the same time period last week, which set a new high for single-day diagnoses in the United States since the pandemic began.

The number of people who died has also decreased by 38%, from 1,835 on Monday to 1,125 yesterday.

The sharp drop is almost certainly due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as many states do not release their most recent statistics on public holidays and weekends.

COVID cases, on the other hand, have been steadily declining in the states that were hardest hit by Omicron when it first arrived in the US in early December, indicating that the pandemic may be winding down.

Meanwhile, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, added a fly to the ointment by predicting the emergence of yet another new variant that could overcome existing immunity in those who have been infected or vaccinated.

Cases in New York have dropped from a high of 85,014 new infections on January 6 to 48,712 diagnoses on January 16.

New Jersey, which was also hard hit by the new variant, has seen a similar sharp drop in its caseload, which has dropped from a high of 31,699 on January 7 to 19,771 on January 16.

California and Florida experienced a similar scenario.

On January 11, the Golden State set a new high with 11,6,004 new cases.

However, only five days later, the number of cases has dropped to 72,399.

In Florida, the previous high of 78,449 cases on January 7 has dropped sharply to 40,848 infections on January 16.

The drop is also reflected in the seven-day average.

Scientists in the United States are optimistic that the sharp drop in cases seen in countries like the United Kingdom and South Africa, where Omicron was first sequenced, will be replicated here.

After a massive surge last month, cases in the United Kingdom are continuing to decline.

On Monday, the country saw 84,429 new cases, and the daily case average has dropped to around 100,000 – and is expected to continue to fall in the coming days.

South Africa has begun to record…

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