Mayo Clinic experts say cases in latest surge have peaked in Wisconsin and Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. (WKBT) — Doctors at Mayo Clinic Health System say Wisconsin is already showing a decline in cases amidst the omicron surge.

Minnesota is about a week behind Wisconsin, but it probably has peaked in cases as well, they say.

When asked whether COVID-19 will be treated like the flu going forward, one expert says he believes that will be the case.

Dr. Curt Storlie said that, if the majority of people get boosted twice a year, we could turn COVID into something like the flu.

“We have the power right now to turn this thing into the flu,” Storlie said. “And it’s right now if we want to go take our booster. I think this becomes less of an annual and more of a bi-annual, probably.”

Experts also say the numbers of patients in intensive care units are down during the Omicron surge compared to delta.

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