Omicron surge will continue for weeks, state says, with hospitalizations peaking in February
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The surge of omicron cases in New Jersey may continue throughout January, State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said at Gov. Phil Murphy’s Monday coronavirus briefing, with peak hospitalizations occurring in early February. “We do expect cases to stay at 20,000 to 30,000 (daily) for the duration of January,” she said, noting that the state updates its models on a weekly basis. “We expect increases in hospitalizations to reach about 8,000 probably by end of the third week in January, going into first week in February,” she added. On Monday, coronavirus hospitalizations topped 6,000 patient…

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