With the effect of the rapidly spreading Omicron variant, record daily Covid-19 cases were detected worldwide.
The rapid spread of the Omicron variant causes the number of cases to increase rapidly in the epidemic. As of Monday, 1.44 million new cases of Covid-19 were detected globally. Thus, the highest number of daily cases since the beginning of the epidemic was reached.
As of Monday, the average number of cases for seven days was recorded as 841 thousand. This number marked a 49 percent increase over the date the Omicron variant was first detected in South Africa.
After Omicron became the dominant Coronavirus variant in the USA, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention decided to reduce the quarantine period of citizens with Covid-19 from 10 days to 5 days. US President Joe Biden announced that they will take measures to support access to tests that are in high demand.
In Europe, measures are being tightened against the rapid spread of omicron.