Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the omicron variant of the coronavirus now accounts for 99.9% of new COVID-19 cases. This comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) and health officials are keeping their eyes on a COVID-19 sub-variant called BA.2.

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  • CDC panel to review booster shot for 5- to 11-year-olds as U.S. cases climb 57% from two weeks ago
    Data shows that primary doses offer little protection against infection with omicron in that age group, but offer strong protection against severe disease. The meeting comes as COVID cases ...
    05/19/2022 - 5:20 am | View Link
  • Clinical severity of COVID-19 in patients admitted to hospital during the omicron wave in South Africa: a retrospective observational study
    The trend of increasing cases and admissions across South Africa's first three waves shifted in the omicron wave, with a higher and quicker peak but fewer patients admitted to hospital, less ...
    05/18/2022 - 12:10 pm | View Link
  • Fast-spreading omicron subvariant accounts for 47% of US cases
    The latest CDC variant proportion estimates show a sublineage of the BA.2 omicron variant is close to becoming the dominant strain in the U.S. as cases and hospitalizations increase nationwide.
    05/18/2022 - 2:29 am | View Link
  • Expect rise in US COVID deaths, hospital admissions over next 4 weeks: CDC forecast
    Most Americans are not reporting their results to officials, and thus, experts say ... released federal data shows. The subvariant now accounts for 36.5% of new COVID-19 cases nationwide, while ...
    05/7/2022 - 10:24 am | View Link
  • Expect rise in US COVID deaths, hospital admissions over next 4 weeks: CDC forecast
    Most Americans are not reporting their results to officials, and thus, experts say ... released federal data shows. The subvariant now accounts for 36.5% of new COVID-19 cases nationwide, while ...
    05/5/2022 - 7:27 am | View Link
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