On September 5, 2020, the weekly average number of new daily COVID-19 cases was 41,488, according to Oxford University’s Our World in Data. Exactly a year later, on Sunday, the number was 163,728, which is 294% higher.
- The US recorded four times as many COVID-19 cases in the run up to Labor Day than in the same period last year.
- On Sunday, average new daily cases were at 163,728, compared to 41,488 on the same day in 2020.
- The highly infectious Delta variant continues to spread around the country.