As various strains of Omicron have started popping up all over the US, New England has specifically seen a jump in BQ.1 and BQ.1.1:
According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, BQ.1 now accounts for almost 10% of all coronavirus cases in the region, and BQ.1.1 makes up another 3.6%, for a total of 13.3%. That’s almost double the 7.1% figure from the previous week.
The growth in BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 cases largely mirrors what is being seen in the rest of the country, where cases went from over 11% to almost 17%. In the New York region, cases jumped from almost 20% a week ago to over 28% this week.”
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