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Walgreens COVID-19 Index reveals BA.2 variant is 6.2% of positive cases

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DEERFIELD, Ill. — Despite declines in COVID-19 cases across the U.S., PCR test data from the Walgreens COVID-19 Index indicates that as of Feb. 21,6.2% of all current Omicron cases are presumed to be the BA.2 variant. This reinforces that measures such as vaccinations, boosters, testing and masks are still important to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and keep communities safe.

According to Walgreens and Aegis Sciences COVID-19 PCR testing data as of Feb. 21:

  • 6.2% of all positive Omicron cases are presumed to be the BA.2 variant.
  • States with the highest volume of presumed BA.2 cases in the last three days include California (23.4%), Illinois (14.0%), Texas (7.2%), New Jersey (7.3%), Florida (10.0%).

 This innovative approach developed by the Walgreens and Aegis research team allows for near real-time tracking of the most recent COVID-19 variants. You can find the interactive map linked here.


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