Nation sets daily record of new COVID cases

(ADAMS) – The COVID crisis is setting another grim record just before millions celebrate the New Year.

The CDC reports the nation hit a whopping 441,278 cases yesterday. That’s the most ever in 24 hours since the pandemic began.

This puts the weekly average at more than 240,000 infections a day. And it’s all due to the raging omicron variant.

Experts say there are no signs of it slowing down with about 40-percent of people still unvaccinated and hospitalizations soaring.

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