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Prevalence of new variant XBB.1.16 continues to grow in U.S.

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.

LOS ANGELES, May 26 (Xinhua) -- New Omicron subvariant XBB.1.16 continues to spread rapidly in the United States, according to data updated Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The subvariant, referred to as "arcturus," has become the second dominant strain in the country.
It is estimated to account for about 15.1 percent of new COVID-19 cases in the two weeks ending May 27, up from the nowcast estimates of 8.2 percent in the previous two weeks, and 4 percent in t ...