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Omicron is presently the most common COVID strain in the United States

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Peeyush Ghalot
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21-12-2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the omicron type of the coronavirus is currently the most prevalent, accounting for 73 percent of new COVID-19 infections in the United States last week. The latest figures show how quickly it has expanded across the United States. Omicron is much more abundant in the Pacific Northwest, the Great Lakes, the Southeast, a cluster of states centered on Texas, and New England, where it accounts for more than 90% of samples.

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The delta form of COVID-19 has been the predominant strain of the virus, causing most infections in the United States since the end of June, accounting for more than 99 percent of new coronavirus cases in the previous few months. According to experts, much about the omicron version is still unknown, including whether the new form produces more or less severe sickness. Omicron has already caused a slew of new illnesses in the United States and worldwide, with health experts warning of the virus's extreme transmissibility. Because omicron may circumvent immune protection and booster injections more efficiently than previous strains, sick persons may be less likely to develop severe illness and require hospitalization.

Reference: - https://edition.cnn.com/2021/12/20/health/us-coronavirus-monday/index.html