Washington state reports record daily cases

<p><p>SEATTLE — The Washington state Department of Health has reported a new record number of cases tallied in a single day.</p></p><p><p>The Seattle Times reports state officials confirmed 6,235 new cases on Dec. 24. The state’s previous single-day record number of cases was 5,526 cases on Dec. 7, 2020.</p></p><p><p>Dec. 24 also marked the first time Washington state reported over 6,000 cases in a single day.</p></p><p><p>The spike in cases mirrors that of other U.S. cities as the highly contagious omicron variant has become dominant</p></p>