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CDC, Omicron BA.2 Subvariant Makes Up around 35% of New Covid-19 Infections in US

According to the updated data by the US CDC, the BA.2 subvariant of the Omicron corona virus variant is making up around 35 percent of the new corona virus infections in the United States. This new data has been up from 22.3 percent in the previous week and 15.8 percent two weeks before, and the BA.2 subvariant of the Omicron covid-19 variant has been steadily holding the gains in the country, along with the infections that has been doubling in less than two weeks of time.

However the original Omicron covid-19 variant has been still making up the majority of the novel corona virus infections in the United States, and the prevalence of the United States has been decreased to 57.3 percent in the previous week.

Anthony Fauci, healthcare advisor to the government of the United States said that, he has been expecting an increase in the novel corona virus cases because of the BA.2 subvariant of the novel corona virus but it was not necessarily a large increase like the other covid-19 variants that have been caused.

Anthony Fauci also said that, the new strain of the novel corona virus has been around 50 percent to 60 percent that is more transmissible than the first strain of the Omicron covid-19 variant and that can possibly take over as being the dominant strain in the United States.