Covid-19: Why Omicron Is So Contagious and 6 Other Questions About the Variant

  • Carlos Serrano (@carliserrano)
  • BBC News World

Person with glove holds sign that reads: Omicron

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The rapid advance of the omicron variant of the coronavirus has health officials on high alert.

On Monday, the United States recorded a record 1.35 million new infections, the highest daily number of cases of any country, according to Reuters news agency data.

And on Wednesday, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reported that, due to the omni, Covid-19 infections in the Americas have nearly doubled in the last week.

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