According to The New York Times, a coronavirus subvariant known as omicron BA.2.12.1, which was initially discovered in upstate New York, is likely to become the dominant strain in the United States in the coming weeks as coronavirus cases rise across the country.
BA.2.12.1 is a subvariant of the Omicron variant we saw a spike up last year.
Symptoms Of BA.2.12.1
A lot of the symptoms of this variant are similar to other variants. Someone with it can experience sore throat, febrile illness, diarrhea, loss of taste or loss of smell, and more.
Is It More Contagious?
According to doctors and specialists, this variety is 30% to 60% more transmissible but not more virulent in terms of disease severity.
Are COVID-19 Cases Rasing?
While the number of cases in the United States is increasing, it is still much below the January peak ascribed to the original omicron BA.1 variety.