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A million more Floridians are expected to get omicron in next two weeks

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Al Diaz
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Miami Herald

It’s going to be a rough next two weeks in Florida: At least a million more Floridians likely will get infected with the highly contagious omicron variant by the end of January.

Some of those infections will add to the spike in hospitalizations as well as work and school disruptions.

But almost as fast as omicron took off in Florida, the surge of new infections will plummet, say disease modelers with the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute.

Read more from our news partners South Florida Sun Sentinel