Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Omicron overtakes Delta, now accounts for 73% of all new U.S. COVID cases

The COVID-19 variant Omicron accounted for 73.2% of all new COVID-19 infections in the United States last week, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In some regions of the United States such as New York, the Southeast, the Pacific Northwest and the industrial Midwest, Omicron accounts for 90% or more of all new infections. More than 650,000 Omicron infections may have occurred in the United States last week, according to the Associated Press. In less than a month, Omicron overtook Delta as the primary COVID-19 variant in the U.S. https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/health/omicron-overtakes-delta-now-accounts-73-all-new-us-covid-cases