Omicron subvariant fuels increase in COVID-19 cases | Coronavirus Info Center
Omicron subvariant fuels increase in COVID-19 cases |  Coronavirus Info Center

Omicron subvariant fuels increase in COVID-19 cases | Coronavirus Info Center

The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States is rising again, also here in Pennsylvania.

Federal health officials say many cases may not be reported, but they also note that they do not expect a peak near as high as the last.

It is still unclear exactly how many cases there are. Dr. Anthony Fauci says he thinks there is undercounting.

“There must be, because everyone knows that there are, people that we each know, have been infected, who have done a home test, who do not feel particularly sick, can be asymptomatic, can be mildly symptomatic., Who do not report it to someone, “Fauci said.

No one has said they expect an increase in cases like the last one involving the omicron variant.

“They do not wear masks indoors, the schools are back. So there is a degree of normality there. So in that respect one will not call it a crisis, but one will not forget it because we know what variants can do,” continued Fauci.

Health authorities say the new wave is being driven by an omicron sub-variant.

An expert warns that the subvariant is 30% more contagious.

There is concern that the number of hospital admissions, which is already rising, will continue to grow in a number of states in the coming weeks.

Health experts say the Northeast has been hardest hit by the subvariant so far.

Meanwhile, federal authorities continue to pressure Americans to be vaccinated against COVID-19.


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