| 30 May 2024, Thursday |

U.S. coronavirus cases hit record high

According to a Reuters count, the average number of daily COVID-19 cases in the United States has reached a new high of 258,312 in the last seven days.

The seven-day moving average had previously reached a high of 250,141 on January 8 of this year.

New York, with 40,780 cases recorded on Tuesday, and California, with over 30,000, were the states with the highest daily infection numbers. More than 17,000 instances were documented in Texas, and over 15,000 in Ohio.

The Omicron variant was estimated to make up 58.6% of the coronavirus variants circulating in the United States as of Dec. 25, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday.

  • Reuters