US President Joe Biden will send medical teams to six states across the country to assist local doctors in dealing with the COVID-19 epidemic.
The announcement, according to USA Today on Wednesday, will be made Thursday during a White House address on his administration's response to the new wave of COVID-19 in the country.
New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Ohio, Michigan and New Mexico are among the states to be assisted, according to the newspaper. Medical staff at hospitals in these states can no longer cope with the influx of COVID-19 patients caused by the rapid spread of the omicron strain.
On Wednesday, the US federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released figures showing that the daily incidence of COVID in the country has almost tripled in the past two weeks.
On Tuesday, the CNN television channel, citing data from the US Department of Health and Human Services, reported a record 145,900 hospitalizations in the country diagnosed with COVID-19. The previous anti-record was set on January 14 last year, when the total number of hospitalizations with the coronavirus in the US was over 142,200.
Reuters reported on Monday that the USA had recorded the highest daily increase in infections since the start of the pandemic of any country in the world more than 1.13 million cases. Overall in the USA, Johns Hopkins University estimates the number of infected people has already reached more than 63.2 million, with 844,562 deaths. The country continues to rank first in the world for these two indicators.
The media note that the coronavirus pandemic is fast becoming one of the pressing concerns of the Biden administration. The President assured his fellow citizens six months ago that the country was on the verge of defeating the pandemic, but since then the situation with COVID-19 has only become more acute.