America Reaches 9 million covid-19 cases

A record of 9 million Americans are out sick due to the existing rise of novel coronavirus cases in the country, representing about 6 percent of the U.S. labor force, according to data gathered by Census Bureau.Between December 29 to January 10, 8.8 million people told the Bureau they were not working due to COVID-19 diagnosis or were looking after someone with an illness.Another 3.2 million people told the Bureau they weren't working due to issues of the virus dispersing and getting infected from it, up 25 percent from December..

" Time and time again, we see that this financial healing is tied to the public and pandemic health procedures," Luke Pardue, and financial expert with payment service Gusto, told CBS News.The brand-new figures are the greatest since the Census started taking the survey around the start of the pandemic, topping last January's peak of 6.6 million workers out, according to the Washington Post..

The U.S. is currently handling a winter surge of COVID-19 infections as the omicron variant has actually taken hold across the nation.According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, the number of COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations, and deaths continued to increase across the country in the very first week of January.

The health agency likewise stated the omicron variant now accounts for 98 percent of virus cases in the U.S., CBS News reported.The Labor Department also reported 286,000 newbie jobless claims last week, which was a dive from 55,000 jobless claims from the previous week and the highest total since October, the Post reported.Oxford Economics' Nancy Vanden Houten told CBS News she expects brand-new claims to return to about 200,000 a week once the omicron wave passes.

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