The United States reported at least 1.1 million new coronavirus infections on Monday, the highest daily total of any country in the world.

Iran Press/America: The previous record was 1.03 million cases on Jan. 3. A large number of cases are reported each Monday due to many states not reporting over the weekend. The seven-day average for new cases has tripled in two weeks to over 700,000 new infections a day.

The record in new cases came the same day as the nation saw the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients also hit an all-time high, having doubled in three weeks.

There were more than 135,500 people hospitalized with COVID, surpassing the record of 132,051 set in January last year.

Deaths are averaging 1,700 per day, up from about 1,400 in recent days but within levels seen earlier this winter.

The global death toll is  5,512,000 with 311,099,000 confirmed cases.


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