The number of Americans hospitalized rose to 44,138.
The main reason for the increase is attributed to the Omicron XBB.1.5 variant.
Over 40% of COVID-19 cases linked to XBB.1.5
Washington, Record patients were also reported in America after an unexpected increase in corona cases in China. According to Reuters, the number of Americans hospitalized rose to 44,138, the highest in 5 months. Along with this, America also crossed the maximum number of 100 million corona cases worldwide. The main reason for this increase is attributed to the Omicron XBB.1.5 variant, which infects people quickly.
More than 40% of COVID-19 cases in the United States are now thought to be linked to the highly infectious Omicron XBB.1.5. Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed on Friday that this subvariant had doubled over the past week. Dr. Michael Osterholm, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Minnesota, said in a recent interview with Reuters that the worst variant the world is currently facing is actually XBB.
Osterholm said that in 10 US states, where there has been a boom in Corona cases. There has been an increase in XBB cases. By comparison, XBB.1.5 accounted for 44.1% of the total number of cases in the country for the week ending December 31, compared to 21.7% the previous week. The XBB variant is increasing corona cases in parts of Asia, including Singapore. The US agency began reporting separate data for the two subvariants starting this week.
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FIRST POST: December 31, 2022, 08:12 HST