CDC Says Omicron Cases Lower Than Estimated

They report that Delta was primary strain for most of December.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said their initial estimates of Omicron prevalence were overly cautious. Officials stated that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 represented a much smaller proportion of cases during the week that ended December 18 than they had previously estimated. 

Even though the Delta variant appeared to be the primary strain for most of December, Omicron still represents a majority of cases now—58.6 percent according to the CDC’s latest estimates for the week ending December 25. 

They say the drastic data change is because CDC knew Omicron was spreading quickly, but it ultimately discovered fewer Omicron cases once more data came in.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials within the CDC and other federal health professionals who are evaluating the Omicron variant. 
  • For families and friends who are dealing with the virus, whichever variant it is, to be able to experience a full recovery. 
  • For discernment for the president and state governors as they consider mandates and other mitigation efforts.

Sources: Axios, Wall Street Journal 


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