September 26, 2022
What Are the Symptoms of COVID? What We Know as New Omicron Subvariant Grows

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Tuesday, the BA.2.12.1 subvariant, one of several variants of omicron that are driving an increase in COVID infections in the United States in recent weeks, is now responsible for nearly 58% of new cases over the last week.

BA.2.12.1 is a subvariant of omicron, and emerged from the BA.2 subvariant that has been the dominant strain in the U.S. since late March, according to the CDC.

According to experts, most of the symptoms of the subvariant are the same as other strains of COVID, including a stuffy nose, body aches, sore throat, sneezing, headache, coughing, fatigue and more.

“If you think you have a cold, if you think you have allergies, there is a good chance right now with how much COVID is around that it could be COVID,” Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said Thursday.

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