Polis provides COVID update as omicron becomes dominant variant

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DENVER (KDVR) — While Colorado only has a handful of confirmed omicron variant cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says it is the dominant variant in the United States, accounting for 73% of new cases.

Meanwhile, in Colorado, cases and hospitalizations are dropping as the rest of the country grapples with surges of both. 83% of eligible Coloradans have been vaccinated, and Gov. Polis said 47% of those eligible have been boosted on top of that.

Gov. Polis provided an update on the state’s COVID-19 response. You can watch the briefing on FOX31 NOW in the player above.

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