Admiral Dr. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health at the US Department of Health and Human Services, said Monday that New York, New Jersey and Detroit will see peaks in hospitalizations and deaths due to coronavirus this week — and it will happen in other US cities in the weeks to come.
In an interview on "Today," Giroir said "all our predictions, all our models, and we know from the data we see and health care workers we talk to is — for New York and New Jersey and Detroit, this week is going to be the peak week."
Giroir explained peak "reflects infections that occurred two or three weeks ago, adding, "we may be seeing the worst upon us right now in terms of outcomes."
Giroir said other parts of the US, such as New Orleans, will see a peak in hospitalizations and deaths in the coming weeks. "We'll see some rolling peaks across the country as the next few weeks unfold," Giroir told NBC's Savannah Guthrie.