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.

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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.