COVID-19: CDC forecasts 217,000 virus related deaths in the US by October

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Saturday, 12 September 2020

The forecast released on Friday predicted that 3,300 to 8,000 new Covid-19 deaths will likely be recorded during the week ending on October 3, and a total of 205,000 to 217,000 fatalities will be registered by that date, Xinhua news agency reported.

A new ensemble forecast published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) projects up to 217,000 Covid-19 deaths in America by October 3.

The forecast released on Friday predicted that 3,300 to 8,000 new Covid-19 deaths will likely be recorded during the week ending on October 3, and a total of 205,000 to 217,000 fatalities will be registered by that date, Xinhua news agency reported.

"The state- and territory-level ensemble forecasts predict that over the next four weeks, the number of newly reported deaths per week may increase in 1 jurisdiction and decrease in 10 jurisdictions," said the forecast.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country in the world by the coronavirus pandemic.

As of Saturday, the number of cases increased to 6,443,048, while the death toll stood at 192,968, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
 

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