Omicron is now the dominant variant in Wisconsin, Milwaukee County chief health advisor says
Posted: Dec 28, 2021 10:18 PM CDT
WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- The spike in new Covid cases comes as the highly-contagious omicron variant takes hold in the state.
It is now the dominant variant in Wisconsin.
That's according to Milwaukee County Chief Health Advisor Dr. Ben Weston.
He shared the news on Twitter Tuesday, Dec. 28, expressing some alarm at the pace of omicron's dominance.
The variant took four weeks to become dominant, compared to 11 weeks for delta and 12 weeks for alpha.
It took Alpha 12 weeks to become dominant in WI (yellow arrows)— Ben Weston, MD, MPH (@BenWWeston) December 28, 2021
Took Delta 11 weeks (blue)
Took #Omicron 4 weeks (green)
The new variant is ⚠️INCREDIBLY⚠️ contagious. We don't yet know severity.
?get your #Booster
?UPGRADE your mask
?rethink your gatherings pic.twitter.com/6E2qNivUGl