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3 Signs the BA.2 Variant is Surging in the U.S.
BA.2 accounts for the majority of U.S. COVID-19 cases and because of its high transmissibility risk, health authorities predict a new surge is coming. While we only have a partial picture of what’s to come with BA.2, health officials are watching out for three signs of a new surge.
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Omicron BA.2 Variant Cases Rising in the U.S.: Should We Expect a New Surge?

It seems that COVID-19 is making a comeback with a new variant, BA.2. A subvariant of Omicron, BA.2 introduced itself at the end of January 2022 with half of U.S. states registering a handful of cases. Fast forward to two months later, BA.2’s impact is becoming more evident, accounting for 35% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S.

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More Contagious Omicron Subvariant BA.2 Identified in Nearly Half of U.S. States

An Omicron subvariant, called BA.2, is being identified in many parts of the world. Almost half of the 55 States of the U.S. have confirmed cases of a new COVID-19 strain, BA.2, a subvariant of the Omicron, also known as BA.1. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 127 BA.2 cases in the U.S. or 8% of the total confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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Experts Warn That New COVID-19 Surge Not Far-Fetched

However optimistic the scientific community has become with regards to COVID-19’s endemicity, however, they do warn of the possibility of another COVID-19 surge. With a new variant, BA.2, beginning to surface, it’s clear that we may be faced with a new wave of infections soon. 

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