The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said when COVID-19 cases in the US are expected to rise and why.
At the moment, COVID-19 cases in the US are continuously dropping, but according to the CDC that might not stay that way.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, who spoke during a White House briefing on Wednesday, the COVID-19 variant that was first found in the UK (B.1.1.7) may cause an uptick in COVID-19 cases in March.
Here’s what Dr. Walensky said, “I know these variants are concerning, especially as we’re seeing signs of progress. I’m talking about them today because I am concerned, too.”
Reports have previously estimated that the new strain of COVID-19 dubbed B.1.1.7 is more transmissible than the main strain of COVID-19.
The CDC released on a report on Wednesday where researchers in Zambia discussed how the B.1.351 variant first detected in South Africa coincided with a rapid rise of cases in Zambia. For more information on this story, visit this link here.