Shafaq Patel
Jan 12, 2023 - COVID

New COVID subvariant on the rise

Illustration of a pattern of covid particles and positive signs turning into each other.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

The XBB.1.5 COVID-19 subvariant — a new version of the Omicron variant — is slowly growing in Houston.

Threat level: Houston is in the midst of another COVID-19 wave, and the new, contagious variant is contributing to the rise in cases.


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