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This COVID-19 variant makes up 11% of all cases

The omicron variant’s subvariant has made up more cases in recent weeks

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An illustration for the omicron variant.

The omicron variant’s subvariant has made up more cases in recent weeks

Illustration by Alex Cochran, Deseret News

The BA.2 subvariant of the omicron variant of the novel coronavirus now makes up 11.6% of all COVID-19 cases in the United States, per Reuters.

What’s happening: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that the BA.2 subvariant is responsible for about 1-in-10 COVID-19 cases in the country, according to Reuters.

The bigger picture: Spokane Regional Health District Health Officer Francisco Velazquez told KREM 2 News that the BA.2 COVID-19 variant spreads faster than omicron and leads to symptoms such as dizziness and fatigue.