Omicron Variant Cases Continue to Soar

Health experts are warning the number of covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are likely to get worse before getting better.

Health experts are warning the number of covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are likely to get worse before getting better. A forecast from the CDC published on Wednesday showed that more than 84,000 people could die from covid-19 over the next four weeks and cautions ‘current forecasts may not fully account for the emergency and rapid spread of the omicron variant or changes in reporting during the holidays.’ The forecast could mean an average of just over 3,500 covid-19 deaths per day which is up from the current average of 1,250. To date, covid has killed at least 832,148 people and infected about 57.8 million in the United States.