Coronavirus Plague hospitalizations have increased 20% over the past three weeks as the US prepares for a possible holiday virus surge and the first case of the Omicron variant is detected in California

COVID-19 related hospitalizations made a sharp rise in the last month, as the holiday season gets into full swing and a new threat reaches America in the form of the Omicron variant.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 50,000 Americans are in the hospital with the virus every day, a jump from the 40,000 figure being recorded three weeks ago.

The recent uptick in hospitalizations comes as cases rise around much of the country as well, and the nation prepares for what might be another post-holiday season Covid surge.

A new threat has emerged for the nation as well, as the first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, which could be the most infectious strain yet and potentially vaccine evasive, was sequenced in California on Wednesday.

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Source: Daily Mail