N.J.’s new COVID surge may not peak until May under worst case scenario, models predict

The latest coronavirus surge bearing down on New Jersey would not peak until mid-April in a moderate scenario and mid-May in a worst-case scenario — with the latter seeing more than 8,000 daily cases and 3,600 people hospitalized with the illness, according to new models released by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration Wednesday. Under a moderate scenario, the state would peak with 5,405 cases and 2,669 people hospitalized with COVID-19 — including 574 people in intensive care, with 319 on ventilators — on April 18, the models show. “This model assumes that the number of new hospitalizations foll…

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