Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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The highly mutated Covid-19 omicron variant now accounts for an estimated 13% of all cases in New York and New Jersey, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Disease Control and Prevention.
This variant, first detected in southern Africa about a month ago, has spread to 36 states and 75 countries, representing about 3% of all cases across the country, said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky. US, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said during the White House Covid-19 briefing on Wednesday. .
“We expect the rate of omicron cases here in the United States to continue to increase in the coming weeks,” she said.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/15/cdc-estimates-13percent-of-all-cases-in-ny-and-nj-could-be-omicron-infections-director-walensky-says.html CDC estimates 13% of all cases in NY and NJ could be omicron infections, says Director Walensky