US Weekly COVID-19 Cases Up 37%, Deaths Increase by 28%

© REUTERS / EDUARDO MUNOZA man is tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a mobile COVID-19 testing unit, as pedestrians make their way in the sidewalk during the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 8, 2021.
A man is tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a mobile COVID-19 testing unit, as pedestrians make their way in the sidewalk during the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 8, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 10.12.2021
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The number of new coronavirus infections this week is up 37 percent as compared to last week and the number of COVID-19-related deaths per week increased by 28 percent, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky said.
"The current seven-day average of cases is about 118,500 cases per day which represents an increase of about 37 percent over the previous week," Walensky said during a press briefing on Friday. "The seven-day average of daily deaths are about 1,100 per day, which is an increase of about 28 percent over the prior week."
The seven-day average of new COVID-19-related hospitalizations is about 7,441 each day, an increase of about 16 percent over the previous week, Walensky said.
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