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According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 58% of all new cases in the week ending May 21 are due to a new form of micromicrobial subvariant BA.2. At the moment, it is not clear if the new mutation of the virus is more deadly than others.
The number of COVID cases in the US continues to rise and is at its highest level since February, when the first omicron wave began to weaken. On average per day in The US is reporting 108,082 cases a day, up 40% from two weeks ago. Hospital admissions are up 30% in the last two weeks. This means that every day the coronavirus puts almost 25.5 thousand people in a hospital bed. At the same time, the number of deaths from COVID in the same two weeks decreased by 15% – to 331 a day.
The number of reported cases has risen in almost every state, but there are fears of more as many people are now being tested at home and the data is not being collected.
In terms of the number of infected and dead people since the beginning of the epidemic, the United States is still in the lead. In the country, 83.5 million people fell ill for all the time, of which more than 1 million died.
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