The United States on Monday set a daily record of more than 1 million corona infections. This is the highest number of infections in a country that has been reported worldwide since the onset of the corona epidemic. In addition, it is almost double the previous daily record (590,000) set four days ago.
The actual number of infections may be even higher. Many Americans use self-tests, which means that their test results are not always reported to the authorities.
Like many other countries, the highly contagious Omigran variant of the corona virus is spreading rapidly across the United States. It has already confirmed that many flights to and from the United States have been canceled. In addition, many schools and offices have been closed, and the pressure on health is increasing.
The highest number of corona infections per day outside the United States was reported in India on May 7, 2021. More than 414,000 people tested positive that day.
More than a thousand Dutch people who went to the Winter Games country for Christmas and New Year tested positive for Corona. AD reports that the number of corona infections has increased sixfold since the visit to Austria.
The number of Dutchmen who went to Austria in the week after December 21 and tested positive was 144, and in the week leading up to January 3 it increased to almost a thousand. Even after returning from Switzerland and Italy, the number of corona infections has almost doubled. This is evident from the new figures requested by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), according to AD.
Frank Oostdam, president of the General Dutch Association of Travel Companies (ANVR), acknowledges that this is a ‘significant increase’ in winter sports mecca Austria. The number of travelers everywhere advises to follow the basic rules, for example, hotels and travel agencies to find a solution in case of bad ventilation.
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