U.S., U.K. and other nations shatter Covid records amid omicron surge

The United States, Britain, France, Australia and other countries are shattering records for daily reported coronavirus cases as the highly transmissible omicron upended hopes of a return to some version of normality in parts of the world.

The “overall risk related to the new variant … remains very high,” the World Health Organization said in its weekly epidemiological report Tuesday, citing “consistent evidence” that omicron has a growth advantage over the delta variant, which remains dominant in parts of the world.

It came as the U.S. hit a record 7-day case average of 262,034 cases on Tuesday, eclipsing a past 252,776-case […]

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