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Omicron Surge Will Continue for Weeks: Dr. Stephanie Silvera Weighs In

Posted in: College News and Events, Master of Public Health News, Public Health

The surge of omicron cases in New Jersey may continue throughout January, State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said at Gov. Phil Murphy’s January 10, 2022 coronavirus briefing, with peak hospitalizations occurring in early February.

Dr. Stephanie Silvera, Professor in the Public Health Department and infectious disease expert stated she’s concerned that the variant will linger.

“We are looking at the case rates not peaking for another few weeks, and that means hospitalizations won’t peak for another few weeks after that,” said Dr. Silvera.

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