Experts estimate omicron’s peak in Kentucky will happen in seven to 10 days

PADUCAH — The omicron variant of COVID-19 is still a threat, but there is some good news. Doctors and health departments in Kentucky estimate the omicron surge will peak in the next seven to 10 days.

But, they say people should still take the proper precautions even though cases may dip after the peak.

That hopefully means the variant will be somewhat manageable for hospitals and for people in the community. But that doesn’t mean people should let their guard down. Doctors and health departments say everyone should still mask up, practice social distancing and get vaccinated and boosted.