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The Omicron variant is making the world sleepless. The new daily tally cases in USA reached all-time high and more than 1.90 lakh new cases are reported yesterday in the nation. The government urged the people to be extra cautious and follow all the social distancing guidelines. Most of the new cases are due to the Omicron variant. The government of USA also imposed restrictions on travelers coming from several countries where the spread of Omicron variant is high. The Census Bureau told that the population growth of USA dipped to the lowest ever due to the coronavirus pandemic. More than 8 lakh residents of USA got killed or delayed pregnancies because of which the population of the nation got impacted.
The national growth was just 0.1 percent and this is the first time the US population grew by fewer than 1 million people. The international migration also got reduced and the rising mortality rate is the other reason. Kristie Wilder, a Census demographer told that population growth reached all-time low in the history of USA due to the coronavirus pandemic. The USA government granted booster dose to prevent the further spread of coronavirus. A total number of 51 million coronavirus cases are reported in the country so far and more than 8,07,800 people passed away till date as per the reports from the Johns Hopkins University. More than 61.5 percent of the Americans are fully vaccinated but the spread of the coronavirus is huge.
American President Joe Biden urged the people to take up the booster dose so that it provides strong protection against the Omicron variant. He also asked the people to follow the social distancing guidelines and use facemasks.
By Siva Kumar