COVID cases are on the rise again in US

Experts warn that the coming wave — caused by a mutant called BA.2 that’s thought to be about 30% more contagious – will wash across the nation.


National News

April 15, 2022 - 2:04 PM

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Yet again, the U.S. is trudging into what could be another COVID-19 surge, with cases rising nationally and in most states after a two-month decline.

One big unknown? “We don’t know how high that mountain’s gonna grow,” said Dr. Stuart Campbell Ray, an infectious disease expert at Johns Hopkins University.

No one expects a peak nearly as high as the last one, when the contagious omicron version of the coronavirus ripped through the population.

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