Rochelle Walensky Usa Britain state New York state Michigan hospital covid-19 vaccine Rochelle Walensky Usa Britain state New York state Michigan

B117 now most common COVID-19 variant in the US

B117, the coronavirus variant first detected in the United Kingdom in December, is now the most common variant in United States, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH.Walensky made the announcement today during the White House press briefing on the pandemic.

She said the variant was behind the recent spike in cases, which has the United States seeing an average of 63,000 new cases each day.Young adults, kids in youth sports, and people associated with daycare centers are among the new cases, Walensky said.

These populations are not likely to have been vaccinated yet, but may be taking more risks as states loosen restrictions.Hot spots emerge in Michigan, New York The United States

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