In the wake of the rapid spread of the Omicron form, the United States reported over 1 million COVID-19 cases on Monday. According to USA TODAY, the US health authorities have registered more than three times as many new cases as in any prior wave of the coronavirus, with over one million cases reported on Monday alone. When this week's figures were released, a significant increase in coronavirus infections was predicted, but nothing like this. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, about one out of every 100 Americans has been reported as a positive case in the last week. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris planned to meet with the White House coronavirus response team on Tuesday to discuss a strategy as omicron spreads, according to USA TODAY. By 7:30 p.m. ET Monday, data from Johns Hopkins University showed about 1,042,000 more cases than the day before, and it wasn't clear whether all states had reported. This figure clearly includes a significant number of backlogged cases. On Saturday, one-fifth of states reported infections, and one-third reported infections on Sunday. Nonetheless, according to USA TODAY, the previous single-day record was around 591,000 cases, established on Thursday. The preliminary estimate for Monday indicates that the country could reach a weekly average of around 450,000 cases per day. The previous weekly high, 1.76 million, is expected to be not only surpassed, but maybe doubled. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the US has documented more than 55 million verified COVID-19 cases, or one for every six persons in the country, and more than 826,000 deaths. Meanwhile, the FDA on Monday expanded the emergency use permission of a booster dose of the Pfizer-Biotech coronavirus vaccine to include children aged 12 to 15.