According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the United States recorded roughly 115,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, with about 2,000 deaths.
It’s the first time daily infections have surpassed 100,000 since February. Early March was the last time daily deaths reached this level.
However, the seven-day averages of cases and deaths are significantly lower. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the United States is averaging over 68,000 new points and over 700 deaths every day.
Because daily reporting across states can vary, experts prefer to track averages. Nonetheless, fresh case averages reveal that infections had increased significantly since early April when they were 26,000 per day.
According to US News, coronavirus cases are on the rise in the majority of states. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, a novel and highly transmissible omicron subvariant was responsible for more than 36 percent of infections last week. BA.2.12.1 instances have increased from nearly 27% of cases two weeks ago and 17% of infections the week before.
While BA.2, or “stealth omicron,” is still the most common omicron subvariant, accounting for 62% of cases, its prevalence has declined in recent weeks.
According to CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, BA.2.12.1 is 25 percent more transmissible than BA.2. Its severity and vaccination impact are still unknown.
Walensky told reporters last week that “further evaluation is presently underway to understand the effects of BA.2.12.1 on vaccine effectiveness.” “Most critically, we continue to feel that people vaccinated, particularly those who have been boosted, have strong protection against severe disease, including BA.2.12.1.”