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Covid-19 Variants Increase but still Delta is still on Top

On Friday, six more states in the United States confirmed Covid-19 illnesses, but scientists say the Delta strain will pose a greater threat once winter sets in and Americans gather for the holidays. On Friday, the Omicron variety was first reported in New Jersey, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and Utah. Missouri was waiting for confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on a case involving a St. Louis resident who had recently travelled within the United States.

The implications of the highly contagious Omicron strain, which was initially discovered in South Africa, is still being investigated by scientists. Early research suggests that it will cause less disease than its predecessors, such as Delta. The Omicron pandemic has made headlines around the world, prompting political leaders to implement further Covid-19 limitations. However, Delta remains the most common strain in the United States. The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle Walensky, told a press conference at the White House.

According to the state’s health department, the instance was detected through continuing genetic sequencing of positive Covid-19 samples at the state laboratory. The state’s health agency reported six verified cases. Only one of the six people was vaccinated, and no one had to be hospitalised because of Covid-19, according to the department.

Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland revealed the state’s first three cases of the Omicron variety, noting that none of the three people were hospitalised. In Pennsylvania, a 30-year-old Philadelphia male tested positive for Omicron, according to municipal health officials. Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey claimed the state’s first Omicron case was discovered in a fully vaccinated lady who had recently visited Georgia.

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