According to the latest update from the Centres of Disease Control and Prevention, cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant has been detected in at least 22 US states, with some indicating community transmission (CDC).
As per the Xinhua news agency, the CDC stated on Friday that 34 persons were fully vaccinated against the virus in the 43 cases related to the variety. Booster shots were also given to 14 of them, according to the report. CDC mentioned, one of the detected instance was hospitalized, but no death reported.
To reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2, including variations such as Omicron, and to guard against severe disease and mortality from Covid-19, the CDC recommends implementing concurrent preventative techniques such as vaccination, masking, increased ventilation, testing, quarantine, and isolation.
On December 1, the first case of Omicron variant was discovered in the United States. Omicron and Delta are the current “Variants of Concern” in the United States, with the latter remaining the most common strain, accounting for almost 99 percent of all verified cases.
According to the CDC, the Omicron variant accounts for fewer than 0.1 percent of all variants circulating in the United States. Compared to previous month, Covid-19 hospitalizations have increased by about 40%. As per the CDC, the country currently must have average of 7,500 daily hospital admissions, rising 15.9% from the last week.
CDC records, about 201.2 million people, or 60.6 percent of the total US population, have been completely vaccinated as of Friday, with 51.7 million booster doses also delivered.