US CDC Estimates Omicron Covid-19 Variants Are Gaining Grounds In US


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States estimates that, the subvariants of the Omicron Covid-19 variant known as BA.4 and BA.5 are now representing 13 percent of the new corona virus cases in the United States, which has been increased from 7.5 percent a week ago and 1 percent in early days of May 2022.

The spread of Omicron subvariants has been adding more uncertainty to the trajectory of the novel coronavirus pandemic in the United States, where the current covid-19 case numbers are likely to be a significant underestimate. But whether it is leading to a major new wave of the infections or increase in the deaths and hospitalizations have remain unclear.

These new figures of the cases are based on the modelling and the estimates of US CDC have missed the mark before, but the overall trend is suggesting that, the BA.4 and BA.5 can possibly outcompete two of the other Omicron covid-19 subvariants, which together account for most of the cases in the United States.

See also  Sajid Javid Refuses to Rule Out Further Corona Virus Restrictions

Dr. Denish Nash, an epidemiologist at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy said, this increase can happen very quickly and the data on both the subvariants of the Omicron covid-19 variant had been very limited.

Both the omicron covid-19 subvariants seem to spread more quickly than the other versions of the Omicron variant and might also be better at tackling the defenses of the immune system of the people.


Writing is a medium to express feelings and convey facts. A creative mind never rests in peace and this amazing platform gives me the freedom to write about what I like most.

I’ve been a writer/blogger for the last twelve years and have covered technology-related topics. However, I also have considerable years of experience in writing for various domains – Technology, Beauty, Fashion, Pharmaceutical, human psychology etc. Technology is my forte.

I’ve handled many interesting projects. Writing is my passion. As an author, I’ve learned a lot in my long journey of penning down my thoughts!

See also  California Adopts First Epidemic Virus Policy For Covid-19 In US