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The omicron represents 59% of the new cases of Covid-19 in the United States.


The omicron variant accounts for a growing proportion of new infections of coronavirus in the United States, according to official figures from the country.

The omicron variant accounted for 59% of new cases in the United States during the week ending Dec. 25, according to updated data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That represents an increase of 23%. compared to the previous week.

The CDC indicated last week that omicron already accounted for a majority of new cases in the country, pBut the agency said Tuesday that it significantly lowered that previous estimate based on additional data it collected.

Still, he noted that omicron increasingly represents a greater proportion of cases.

The rapid spread comes after the first confirmed case of omicron in the United States sand identify at the beginning of the month. Studies have provided preliminary indications that it is less severe than the delta variant.

Voice of America (VOA)



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