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US CDC: Omicron Covid-19 Variant Accounts 73% Cases in US

On Monday, 20th December 2021, the federal health officials of the United States said, the new Omicron covid-19 variant has been going ahead the other covid-19 variants and it has now become the most dominant version of the novel corona virus in the United States, and the Omicron covid-19 variant has now been accounting for 73 percent of the new covid-19 infections in last week.

The numbers of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been showing that, around a six-fold increase in the spread of the Omicron covid-19 infections has been recorded in only one week, and in most parts of the country, the infection rate is even more high.

The new Omicron covid-19 variant has been responsible for the 90 percent or more new infections expected in the area of New York, along with the Southeast, the Pacific Northwest and also the industrial Midwest area, and the national rate has also been suggesting that, more than 650,000 infections of Omicron Covid-19 variant has been occurred in the United States last week.

Since the end of the month of June 2021, the delta variant of the corona virus, which has been the main covid-19 variant causing the infections has been responsible for over 99.5 percent of the cases recorded in the country. Rochelle Walensky, director of US CDC said, the new number of the corona virus cases has been reflecting the kind of the growth seen the other countries of the world.