Model shows Minnesota's COVID peak may come next week

[KSTP-TV News, January 19, 2022] Minnesota may hit its omicron peak as soon as next week, according to the latest COVID-19 modeling. The peak could happen anytime next week through the end of the month. The predictive modeling is based on analyzing COVID-19 patterns in other cities and case counts in Minnesota.

But critical care doctors in the metro also want to warn Minnesotans to be careful in the coming weeks.

'The fact of the matter is, this is not over, by a long shot. Hopefully, it's going to be soon but we just don't know that yet,' said Dr. Joshua Huelster, a critical care physician at Abbott Northwestern Hospital with Allina Health.

Huelster said, even with the milder omicron variant, hospitalizations are still high, with unvaccinated patients getting the sickest.

Posted on January 20, 2022 in coronavirus

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