Initially, the covid cases reported each day on average were nearly 800,000, but this has dropped to 540,000 as of Friday, according to collected data.
Although, the covid cases and hospitalizations are declining, deaths are increasing daily.
According to Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director omicron is more deaths, although the virus is not dangerous compared o the previous strains.
“Importantly, ‘milder’ does not mean ‘mild,’ and we cannot look past the strain on our health systems and a substantial number of deaths – nearing 2,200 a day as a result of the extremely transmissible omicron variant,” Walensky said.
States like Connecticut and New York are recording low numbers of new covid cases despite being the first states to report issues of Omicron.
However, some states like Washington and Montana still report high cases of infections. It is according to a report by CDC.
And a handful of states, including Montana and Washington, are still reporting a rise in infections.
According to Anthony Fauci, chief infectious disease maestro, the country still has a long way before reaching an “acceptable situation” with COVID-19.
He added that once they get to the “acceptable situation,” life will be normal again. They will not be limited to doing anything that the virus has imposed. Society will now be free of disruption.
“That would be a level of infection, but more importantly, concentrating on the severity of disease, hospitalizations, and deaths that fall within the category of what we generally accept,” Fauci said. “We don’t like it, but we accept it.”
Vaccination and getting the booster shot have played a part in reducing COVID-19 cases.