U.S. COVID-19 cases hit record high

A doctor and patient with masks in U.S. as COVID-19 spikes

A doctor and patient with masks in U.S. as COVID-19 spikes

The average number of daily COVID-19 cases in the United States has hit a record high of 258,312 over the past seven days.

The previous peak for the seven-day moving average was 250,141 recorded on Jan. 8 of this year.

States showing the highest daily infection numbers on Tuesday included New York, which reported as many as 40,780 cases, and California, which reported over 30,000.

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Texas reported more than 17,000 cases and Ohio over 15,000.

The Omicron variant was estimated to make up 58.6% of the coronavirus variants circulating in the United States as of Dec. 25.

This was according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday.

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