U.S. hits record number of new COVID-19 infections Monday as Omicron variant spreads

The U.S. has surpassed its daily record high of COVID-19 cases as a new wave of infections driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant continues. More than 441,000 new cases were recorded Monday, the highest daily total since early January. Officials say the Omicron variant accounts for 58% of cases, and remains the dominant strain. CBS News' Nikki Battiste and Meg Oliver report on the latest developments. Then, Dr. Adrian Burrowes, family medicine physician and CEO of CFP Physicians Group, joins CBSN's Elise Preston to discuss. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives into key issues facing the nation and the world. CBSN has also expanded to launch local news streaming services in major markets across the country. CBSN is currently available on CBSNews.com and the CBS News app across more than 20 platforms, as well as the Paramount+ subscription service. Subscribe to the CBS News YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/cbsnews​
Watch CBSN live: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7c​
Download the CBS News app: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8​
Follow CBS News on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cbsnews/​
Like CBS News on Facebook: http://facebook.com/cbsnews​
Follow CBS News on Twitter: http://twitter.com/cbsnews​
Subscribe to our newsletters: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T​
Try Paramount+ free: https://bit.ly/2OiW1kZ For video licensing inquiries, contact: licensing@veritone.com


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here