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CDC suggest getting boosted following the rise of Omicron subvariants

COLUMBIA, Mo (KMIZ)

According to most recent CDC Data, two Omicron Subvariants  are to blame  for the increase in COVID-19 cases across the country.  

The CDC says the subvariants BA.5 and BA.4 can spread more easily then previous sub-variants. The subvariants represent an estimated 16.3% and 65.0% of the SARS-CoV-2 variants as of the week ending July 9, 2022 according to reports.

The CDC says now would be the best time for those age 12 and up with a weaken immune systems to get boosted. Reports say, about 28% of adults ages 50 and older with a first booster dose, have received a second booster.

However, the CDC says with that percentage, it leaves many people more vulnerable to BA.4 and BA.5 since people are now six or seven months past their first booster shot.

Looking at community levels for COVID-19 across the nation, over 1,100 counties in the U.S are in high transmission levels. Another 1,200 counties are in medium levels and a little over 800 counties are in low transmission levels in the U.S

The Columbia Boone County Health Department reported 54 new COVID-19 cases on Friday. Officials have reported more than 48,000 cases since the start of the pandemic.

There are currently 29 patients in Boone County Hospitals according to reports released on Friday and of those, seven are in the ICU and two are on a ventilators.

In Cole County, health officials reported seven new confirmed case on Friday. That report puts the number of cases reported in Cole County this month alone over two hundred.

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Joushua Blount

Joushua Blount hails from Cleveland, Ohio and has a bachelor’s degree in media communications from the University of Toledo. He also has a master’s degree from the University Of Alabama. Roll Tide!

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