U.S. Covid-19 Infections Top One Million After Holiday Backlog

Jan 4, 2022

Our Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact Executive Director Beth Blauer is quoted in this January 2020 article by the Wall Street Journal.


More than one million new Covid-19 infections were reported in the U.S., a sign of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant that public-health experts said is only partially captured by official data.

The U.S. reported a record 1.08 million Covid-19 infections on Monday as most states worked to clear backlogs after pausing during the New Year’s holiday. The reports pushed the seven-day average of daily reported infections to 480,273, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Johns Hopkins University data. That level is nearly double the peak reached at the height of last winter’s case surge.

Continue reading  this article at The Wall Street Journal.