EU Detects Over Million COVID-19 Infections In 24 Hours For The First Time

The European Union detected over one million cases of COVID-19 in a 24-hour period for the first time on Wednesday, 5 January, Bloomberg reports.

Back in the first half of December, no more than 350,000 infections a day were detected in the EU. The record-breaking outbreak is caused by the spread of the omicron strain, the agency noted.

Although the omicron variant symptoms are mostly mild, European governments are concerned about the strain on hospitals, Bloomberg writes.

On January 3, more than one million cases of COVID-19 were reported in the United States for the first time. At the same time, 1,688 people died of the coronavirus in the country in 24 hours, which is 2.6 times less than the record death toll of 4,442 recorded on 20 January 2021.


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