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U.S. Logs Record 1 Million Virus Cases With Data Delay

  • Uneven reporting around holiday season contributes to surge
  • Officials hopeful that deaths won’t rise as much as infections
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WATCH: More than one million people in the U.S. were diagnosed with Covid-19 on Monday.Source: Bloomberg

The U.S. added more than 1 million people to its Covid-19 case count on Monday as the true scope of a surge in infections over the holidays began to round into view.

The highly mutated variant, combined with delayed reporting by local governments over the holidays, led to a single-day record for new cases for any country in the world. Monday’s number is almost double the previous mark of about 590,000 set just four days ago in the U.S., which itself was a doubling from the prior week.