The coronavirus pandemic has affected our lives, our economy and nearly every corner of the globe. More than 849,000 Covid-19 deaths have been reported in the United States in total, the highest known number of any country. There have been more than 326 million cases and more than 5.5 million deaths globally.
In reporting a drop in daily cases, Hochul sees reason for optimism.
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The U.S. surgeon general warns that Omicron has not yet peaked.
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The Coronavirus Pandemic: Key Things to Know
The latest Covid data in the U.S. As the Omicron surge caused case counts to reach record highs and hospitalizations to surpass last winter’s peak, here’s what the data suggests about the variant’s potential toll. Reports of falling infection rates in parts of the U.S., meanwhile, hint that a national peak may be approaching.
The U.S. Covid response. President Biden announced that the U.S. government would deploy military personnel to help overwhelmed hospitals and buy 500 million more tests for distribution to Americans, doubling its previous purchase. Americans will be able to order free rapid tests online beginning Jan. 19.
Around the world. Some European countries have changed their approach to the virus to more closely align with how they handle the flu. Public health experts say the shift might be premature. In China, virus outbreaks and Omicron’s arrival weeks ahead of the Winter Olympics underscored the challenges of holding the Games while sticking to a “zero Covid” policy.