• BA.5 becomes most prominent COVID strain in the America. Here's how its symptoms differ

    10 days ago - By Wood TV

    The new BA.5 COVID-19 variant has quickly become the most prominent strain of the virus in the U.S., accounting for almost 86% of cases, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .
    The BA.5 omicron subvariant, first detected in South Africa, now dominates COVID-19 cases in every region of the country after initially spiking in the U.S. in June. BA.5 made up 85.5% of cases for the week ending on July 30, the CDC noted.
    BA.5 infections are associated with many familiar symptoms, notably a lingering cough, nasal congestion and sore throat.
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