COVID-19 live updates: Former Trump surgeon general slams CDC over isolation guidance – ABC News

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

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