Omicron wave will ‘potentially’ infect most of Florida’s population, UF study finds

Omicron wave will ‘potentially’ infect most of Florida’s population, UF study finds

Most Floridians will potentially have been infected with COVID-19 by the time the omicron wave ends, according to a new report from the University of Florida.

Researchers also now predict the omicron variant wave will peak this month. The original prediction for February changed after the recent surge of cases.

“Probably 70 to 80% of the state will either get infected in this wave or have been infected in a prior wave,” Ira Longini, a University of Florida professor and one of the researchers who worked on the report, told WESH in Orlando.

Florida’s omicron wave set a new all-time daily case record with 76,887 new positive cases on Thursday, according to the CDC. Another 69,914 cases were ad...

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