SOUTHERN COLORADO — Cases are spiking again with the new omicron variant spreading across the country. The News5 team would like to know if you or anyone close been affected by COVID-19.
Has anyone close to you had or been affected by COVID-19?
39% Family member
24% Not effected
19% Close friend
We're following this survey throughout the day and into tomorrow. Tune in to News5 at 4 p.m. as we review the results!
Editor's note: This survey is not based on scientific, representative samples and is solely for KOAA purposes.
The highly contagious omicron strain is the newest variant in the COVID-19 pandemic. Scientists are still working to get more data on the virus, but early research indicates it is less dangerous than the delta variant, but significantly more contagious.
However, there are some alarming statistics. Recent hospital data is showing an uptick in children being hospitalized with COVID-19.
There's also new recommendations on quarantines and isolation following a positive COVID-19 test. The CDC has shortened the quarantine time from 10 to 5 days, if the person wears a mask following those five days in isolation to minimize the risk of infecting others.