As new Covid-19 cases surge in the United States, over the last seven days, more than 1.51 million new coronavirus cases were reported, according to Johns Hopkins University. That means new infections were reported in 1 in 216 Americans this week alone, per JHU data.
This is the most cases added in a single week since the pandemic began.
The US is now averaging more cases every single day than it ever has during the pandemic. Right now, on average, about 216,675 new cases are reported every day. The US has now averaged more than 200,000 cases for 11 consecutive days.
In just the first 17 days of the month, December is already the second-highest month of new cases since the pandemic began, per JHU.
Here's how this month compares:
- January: 8 cases
- February: 29 cases
- March: 192,152 cases
- April: 884,047 cases
- May: 718,241 cases
- June: 842,906 cases
- July: 1,915,966 cases
- August: 1,463,760 cases
- September: 1,202,896 cases
- October: 1,917,201 cases
- November: 4,462,302 cases
- So far in December: 3,607,151 cases