New modelling suggests Auckland will face well over a thousand daily omicron cases at the peak of a potential outbreak, The Spinoff reports, but some are concerned the projections are underestimating the real risk. Counties Manukau DHB’s director of population health, Dr Gary Jackson, says the city could face 175 to 190 hospitalisations on any given day at the outbreak’s height, with at least 10 to 20 cases requiring intensive care on any given day.