Omicron Variant Accounts for 3% of U.S. Covid-19 Infections – The Wall Street Journal

The Omicron variant accounts for an estimated 3% of Covid-19 cases in the U.S. and more than one in eight cases in the New York and New Jersey area, federal data show.

Cases caused by the Omicron variant started cropping up in the U.S. after Thanksgiving, and as of Dec. 11 account for an estimated 2.9% of infections, according to data the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Tuesday. The estimates range regionally from less than 1% of cases in some areas to more than 13% of cases in the region including New York and New Jersey.