US News

Omicron now dominant Covid-19 strain in US: health authorities

Published by
AFP

Washington (AFP) – The fast-spreading Omicron variant is now the main coronavirus strain in the United States, accounting for 73.2 percent of new cases over the past week for which data is available, health authorities reported Monday. The spike, which was tallied by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is based on data for the week ending on Saturday. During the prior week period, Omicron accounted for only 12.6 percent of US cases. Omicron already constitutes more than 90 percent of new US cases in the Pacific Northwest and much of the US South and parts of the Midwest, the CDC in…

Read More

Facebook Comments

Check Also

Rights groups call for diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Published by DPA An alliance of 243 human ...

Archives