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BA.5 becomes the dominant US Omicron subvariant

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Omicron subvariant BA.5 is currently the leading strain of COVID-19 in the United States.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BA.5 is currently up 53.6% in cases nationwide.

The Johns Hopkins Corona Virus Resource Center shows that there have been 179,507new COVID-19 casesand more than 430 deaths in the past day. 

However, according to the New York Times, only 23 states are currently releasing new data, only once a week, with reduced testing.

On July 4th, COVID kills hundreds of Americans every day

Vacationers from Pittsburgh, Pa., watch the ocean from the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Sunday, June 19, 2022. 

Holidays from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, June 19, 2022, from the promenade of Lehobos Beach, Delaware. I will look at it.  (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The virus still infects Americans, but with vaccination Infection is a serious illness. 

However, vaccine protection is weakening, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given vaccine makersthe latest shots to prepare BA.4 and BA.5. I advise you to target. This fall.

FILE - A Northwell Health registered nurse fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccination site the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, April 8, 2021, in the Staten Island borough of New York. 

File-Nurse registered with Northwell Health The COVID-19 vaccine at the pop-up vaccination site of the Albania Islamic Cultural Center on April 8, 2021 in the Staten Island district of New York.  (AP Photo / Mary Altaffer, file)

BA4 accounts for 16.5% of the variants in circulation.

FDA wants COVID boosters targeting OMICRON BA.4, BA.5 subvariants

Experts Escape the accumulated immunity. 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 is increasing in 110 countries, with BA.4 and BA.5 showing a total surge of 20%. 

A doctor passes in front of University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Dec. 11, 2020. 

Doctors pass in front of the university 2020 December 11, 2014, Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.  (Ulysses Nyos / Baltimore San via AP)

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 88 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirusand more than 1 million have died. Due to the virus.

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Julia Musto is a reporter for FoxNews Digital. She can be found on Twitter at @JuliaElenaMusto.