COVID Reinfection Rate in NY County Hit Hard by Contagious Subvariant Is Nearly 3x Average

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That didn’t take long.

One of the two omicron subvariants of the highly transmissible BA.2 COVID strain believed to be fueling “significant community spread” in parts of New York is now the dominant COVID variant in the CDC region that includes the Empire State, an all-too-familiar shaking up at the top that has some feeling a sad sense of deja vu.

According to CDC data updated Tuesday night, subvariant BA.2.12.1 now accounts for an estimated 52.3% of all virus circulating in the New York region, which for the agency’s purposes also includes New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

That’s up from an estimated prevalence

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