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Covid continues to peter out in US as average cases drop to just 87,060 a day – a 36% drop in a week

Covid cases in the U.S. are continuing to fizzle out as the peak of the Omicron variant-fueled winter surge falls further into the rearview.

The nation is averaging 87,060 new infections every day, the lowest figure since the Omicron variant first took off on December 1. It is also a 36 percent drop over the past seven days, and the second consecutive day the daily case average fell below 100,000. 

Cases are down 89 percent since the peak of the Omicron surge on January 15 at around 800,000 cases per day. The nation’s daily infection average has decreased daily for the last 29 days.

Omicron hasn’t gone away, and makes up more than 99 per cent of sequenced positive cases across the US. But the sharp slump in cases, and relatively mild side effects for most sufferers continues to raise…

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