US Coronavirus Plague daily deaths rise to 3,800 – the highest in three months – with more than 100,000 cases a week for the first time since October as the Omicron variant is detected in six states

COVID-19 cases and deaths are rising across the United States as the Omicron variant continues to spread around the country.

On Thursday, officials recorded 140,875 new cases of the virus with a seven-day rolling average of 101,119, marking the first time that the average has surpassed 100,000 since October 6.

This is also a 40.5 percent increase from the average of 71,960 reported four weeks ago, according to a analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.

Additionally, the U.S. recorded 3,800 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, the highest figure reported in three months.

However, the seven-day rolling average sits at 957, a 19 percent decline from the 1187 average reported four weeks ago.

What’s more, 47,000 Americans are currently hospitalized with the virus, a 17.5 percent jump from the 40,000 figure being recorded three weeks ago.

It comes as the Omicron Covid variant continues to crop up around the nation with six states now reporting cases – and dozens sure to follow.

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Source: Daily Mail