U.S. Breaks COVID-19 Hospitalization Record as Omicron Surges | Top News

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By Maria Caspani and Lisa Shumaker

(Reuters) – COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States reached a fresh high of 132,646, according to a Reuters tally on Monday, surpassing the record of 132,051 set in January last year, amid a surge of the highly contagious Omicron variant.

Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin have reported record levels of hospitalized COVID-19 patients recently, according to the Reuters analysis.

(Reporting by Maria Caspani in New York and Lisa Shumaker in Chicago; Editing by Bill Berkrot and Sherry Jacob-Phillips)

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