CDC: Omicron now a majority of US COVID-19 cases — 73 percent

The omicron variant now makes up a majority of COVID-19 cases in the United States, at 73.2 percent, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in updated figures on Monday.

The statistics are for the week ending Dec. 18 and show the rapid spread of the variant in the U.S. That is an increase from just 12.6 percent of cases one week earlier.