The first cases of infection with the Omicron strain were detected in Washington

The first cases of infection with the Omicron strain were detected in Washington

The first cases of infection with the Omicron strain of the coronavirus have been identified in Washington, D.C., the D.C. Department of Health said.

“The D.C. Department of Health has confirmed four unrelated cases of infection with variant COVID-19 ‘omicron’ (B.1.1.529) in the District,” the news release stated.

Three infected women and a man were fully vaccinated, according to the agency. One of the infected traveled to Florida and New York City, while the other two traveled to Maryland and Virginia. The man who was infected had not traveled outside the capital.

Experts are still figuring out the characteristics of the new COVID-19 variety spreading around the world. The basic hypothesis is that the “omicron” strain is easier to transmit, but causes a less severe course of the disease.

The U.S. has seen a rise in morbidity and mortality from the coronavirus. Between December 2 and 8, the disease killed an average of 1,092 people a day nationwide. This is a 27.8% increase over the previous seven-day period, with 1,335 people dying from COVID-19 on December 8.

The first cases of infection with the Omicron strain of the coronavirus have been identified in Washington, D.C., the D.C. Department of Health said.

“The D.C. Department of Health has confirmed four unrelated cases of infection with variant COVID-19 ‘omicron’ (B.1.1.529) in the District,” the news release stated.

Three infected women and a man were fully vaccinated, according to the agency. One of the infected traveled to Florida and New York City, while the other two traveled to Maryland and Virginia. The man who was infected had not traveled outside the capital.

Experts are still figuring out the characteristics of the new COVID-19 variety spreading around the world. The basic hypothesis is that the “omicron” strain is easier to transmit, but causes a less severe course of the disease.

The U.S. has seen a rise in morbidity and mortality from the coronavirus. Between December 2 and 8, the disease killed an average of 1,092 people a day nationwide. This is a 27.8% increase over the previous seven-day period, with 1,335 people dying from COVID-19 on December 8.

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