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The number of COVID-19 cases in the US increased sharply

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, America recorded about 106,000 cases COVID-19 new every day of the week from May 22 to 29.

Experts say that this number is even higher because many people do not notify the authorities of the results of home tests.

The number of new COVID-19 cases is forecast to continue to increase as people travel and meet more during the Memorial Day holiday, the busiest holiday of the year for the US tourism industry.

US health officials warn that the country is still in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak, and people should take precautions against the increased risk of infection.

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The US recorded about 106,000 new COVID-19 cases every day of the week from May 22 to 29. (Photo: AP)

According to the latest report of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Association of Children’s Hospitals, in the past week, the US has recorded more than 107,000 cases of COVID-19 in children, an increase of 72% compared to two weeks ago. This is the sixth consecutive week that the number of children infected with COVID-19 has increased in the US. Thus, since the outbreak of the pandemic, up to now, the US has 13.3 million children positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus. Notably, out of these, 316,000 children were recorded with the disease in the past 4 weeks. Since the beginning of this year, nearly 5.4 million children in the US have contracted COVID-19.

The report also said that children account for 19% of all cases in the US. According to the AAP, there is an urgent need to collect more detailed age data to assess disease severity associated with new variants as well as potential long-term effects.

Previously, on January 6, 2022, the US recorded more than 324,600 more people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the number of daily cases was at an all-time high due to the rapid spread of the virus. Omicron variant.

After a winter break that lasted more than 10 days, US schools once again faced the risk of further closures as the new variant of Omicron broke out. And the fact is that many schools have had to delay the time to welcome students back to class. More than 3,200 public schools across the United States were also closed that week as the number of COVID-19 cases surged after an extended winter break.

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