CDC Tracks SARS CoV-2 Variant BA.2.86

CDC is tracking a new SARS-CoV-2 variant, BA.2.86, and is working to better understand its potential impact on public health. The variant has been identified in at least four states in the United States in samples from either people or wastewater. CDC recently updated its webpage Update on SARS CoV-2 Variant BA.2.86 to include new information on the scientific understanding of the new COVID-19 variant.