Record of the number of infections in the world. 1.13 million new infections in the US

The US seven-day average for new SARS-CoV-2 infections tripled in two weeks to over 700,000 a day. In addition, more than 135,500 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 on Monday, which is also a record.

The rapid increase in the number of infections has disrupted the work of schools which are struggling with the absence of staff, teachers and bus drivers. Chicago canceled classes for the fourth day in a rowas local school authorities and teachers failed to agree on how to deal with the increased number of infections.

In New York, three subway lines have been suspended due to the large number of sick workers. Companies’ plans to return employees to stationary work have also been thwarted. Across the country, the average number of deaths per day is 1,700.

Meanwhile, the economy is of greater concern to Americans than the pandemic. Only 37 percent. participants in the AP poll and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research cited the coronavirus as one of the top five social priorities. Commentators estimate that it could empower the Republican in future electionsand for Democrats, maintaining control of Congress will be a challenge.

The survey was conducted in early December as concern about the virus grew and as Omikron swept the country but before it caused a record number of cases, hospitals were overloaded and holiday travel was disrupted. However, recently interviewed participants in the poll said they had not changed their minds on priorities, stressed the PA.

The state of the economy was indicated by 68% of the respondents as the most important problem. respondents. A similar percentage said the same last year, but then 53% named the pandemic. respondents. In addition, 14 percent said that there was a risk of inflation. of the respondents, while in 2021 there were less than 1% of them.

INTERIA.PL/PAP


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