The new variant is on the rise in the United States has features of Eris and 2022’s delta variant. What’s the impact?

A new COVID-19 virus variant, dubbed HV.1, has overtaken EG.5 (Eris) as the leading variant diagnosed in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest Oct. 28 report.

HV.1 has risen from 1.1 percent in early August to 25.2 percent of COVID cases. Meanwhile, EG.5 declined from 24.3 percent on Sept. 30 to its current share of 21.9 percent within one month.

Since the newest COVID booster rolled out—which was designed based on the XBB.1.5 variant—there have been two major variants that have replaced XBB.1.5 as the dominant strain in the United States. We will discuss the battle between vaccines and COVID variants in the next article.

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