What Is JN.1? New COVID Variant May Become Dominant For Holiday Season in the US
A new Omicron variant—JN.1—may be on the rise.
According to updated data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 levels are spiking in the U.S.
Recent data shows a 17.6% rise in COVID-related hospital admissions, as well as a 25% rise in COVID deaths. Test positivity and emergency room visits have also increased, at less drastic rates.2
Last Friday, the CDC published an update on the JN.1 Omicron subvariant. The strain now makes up between 15% and 29% of current COVID cases. In late October, JN.1 made up less than 0.1% of cases. [read more]