COVID-19 Update: 12/6/21

US COVID-19 case count reaches 48,918,251

(RxWiki News) COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States and around the world. Here's what you need to know.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 continues to climb in the US, but so does the vaccination rate. As of the time of publication, 48,918,251 people in the US had been infected with COVID-19. And 470,297,846 COVID-19 vaccines had been administered.

Meanwhile, the death toll of COVID-19 in the US reached 784,893 as of the time of publication.

As cases continue to increase, health officials and the public are dealing with a range of new concerns from the Omicron variant of COVID-19. While this variant is still being studied, some global health officials have expressed concern that it may be better able to spread among people with immunity to COVID-19 from vaccines or prior infections.

Researchers are currently trying to determine the impact this new COVID-19 variant will have, and US public health organizations have said they will continue to update the public as more information becomes available.

One of the most significant new developments in the pandemic in the US is the recent recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that every vaccinated adult should get a booster shot.

For those who received the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, the CDC recommended getting a booster shot at least six months after their second dose. For those who received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the CDC recommended getting a booster shot at least two months after the single dose.

Health officials continue to recommend that all unvaccinated people get vaccinated as soon as possible.

If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19, speak with a health care professional.

Review Date: 
December 3, 2021