Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

TOP news

The Omicron variant now makes up 95% of recent COVID-19 cases in the US, according to the CDC

A health staff member prepares a COVID-19 test at the Histopath Diagnostic Specialists pre-departure area at Sydney International Airport on November 28, 2021.

James D. Morgan/Getty Images

The highly transmissible Omicron variant is now estimated to make up a staggering 95% of recent COVID-19 cases in the US, according to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The CDC projects that 95.4% of COVID-19 cases as of January 1 are fueled by the Omicron variant, compared to just 4.6% of Delta variant cases.

Omicron’s current estimated dominance is up from 77% on December 25, according to the CDC’s estimates.  

The US on Monday recorded over 1 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University data — obliterating the previous record for new cases in a day. Cases across the country are surging and hospitals in several states are in danger of being overwhelmed. 

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement

You May Also Like

Opinion

Adeline van Houtte is the Economist Intelligence Unit’s lead analyst on Russia. It looks like Russia is at it again, after the unusual movement...

Health Care

Former President Donald Trump confirmed he had gotten a booster during a live show with Bill O’Reilly in Dallas on Sunday.

TOP news

US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson leads other US Navy ships during an exercise with the Indian navy in 2012. US Navy Photo...

TOP news

Medical imaging service in a hospital in Savoie, France. A technician monitors a brain MRI scan session. BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images A...