Jan. 10 (UPI) — The US has reported greater than 2 million COVID-19 circumstances within the first 10 days of 2021 and the Workplace of the Attending Doctor to Congress warned that lawmakers might have been uncovered to the virus throughout a siege on the Capitol Wednesday.

For the reason that begin of the yr, 2.2 million new coronavirus circumstances and 27,163 deaths have been reported in the US, together with 273,854 infections and three,735 on Saturday, based on knowledge gathered by Johns Hopkins College. The US leads the world with 22,177,373 reported circumstances and 372,884 deaths because the begin of the pandemic.

The rise in circumstances and deaths to start the yr comes after the nation reported a document 6,365,297 new circumstances in December.

As well as, Brian Monahan, the attending doctor to Congress, despatched an electronic mail to Home lawmakers on Sunday warning that they could have been uncovered to the virus whereas the Capitol constructing was locked down on Wednesday, The Washington Put up reported.

“On Wednesday, Jan. 6, many members of the Home group have been in protecting isolation in a room positioned in a big committee listening to house,” Monahan mentioned. “The time on this room was a number of hours for some and briefer for others. Throughout this time, people might have been uncovered to a different occupant with coronavirus an infection.”

Monahan did not specify precisely what number of lawmakers have been current within the room on the time.

Members of Congress have certified for precedence entry to the COVID-19 vaccine and lots of — however not all — of them have acquired the primary of two doses.

On Sunday, California, which leads the nation in COVID-19 circumstances reported 49,685 new infections for a complete of two,670,962 and added 468 new fatalities to carry its loss of life toll to 29,701.

As of Saturday, Texas ranked second in circumstances with 1,703,634 infections and reported 29,691 deaths because the begin of the pandemic.

No. three Florida reported 12,313 new circumstances for a complete of 1,477,010 because the begin of the pandemic and 108 new resident deaths for a loss of life toll of 22,912.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced the state has reported 15,355 new constructive assessments and 151 deaths on Sunday. For the reason that begin of the pandemic New York has the nation’s highest loss of life toll at 31,672 and ranks fourth in constructive circumstances with 1,126,442.

Illinois reported 4,711 new circumstances Sunday for the nation’s fifth-highest whole at 1,028,759 whereas including 81 new deaths for a complete of 17,574.