More than 84,000 Americans are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 — a 40,000 jump over the last seven weeks, according to federal data.
In the last month, federal data shows the nation’s daily case average has nearly tripled.
A soaring demand for tests and a backlog of holiday reporting drove Monday’s case total to 440,000 — the nation’s highest one-day total ever, according to federal data.
While this high reflects the latest omicron surge, it’s also very likely skewed due to a backlog in reporting over the Christmas weekend and an increase in demand for tests.
-ABC News’ Arielle Mitropoulos