US virus deaths projected to top 113,000 by mid-June: models

US virus deaths projected to top 113,000 by mid-June: models


Washington: The average of the models released on Tuesday showed that coronavirus-related deaths in the United States are expected to exceed 113,000 by mid-June, highlighting the status of the United States as the country most severely affected by the pandemic.

As of Tuesday, the United States has recorded more than 1.5 million confirmed COVID-19 infections and 91,600 deaths, but predictions based on nine models from different agencies show that approximately 22,000 Americans will die in the next 25 days. The disease.

“The new forecast for cumulative US deaths by June 13 is about 113,000, with a 10 percent chance of seeing fewer than about 107,000 and a 10 percent chance of seeing more than 121,000,” the COVID-19 Forecast Hub at the University of Massachusetts said on its website.

As of that date, the specific ensemble predicted an average number of deaths of 113,364.

The latest forecast is that as most states in the United States take some measures (some smaller, some more substantial) to reopen their closed economies and communities, they are also faced with the confidence to restore confidence to normal Americans Challenge.

In April, the US government issued guidelines for a phased reopening, which includes the standards that each state should meet before returning to normal, including a downward trend in new cases over a 14-day period.

Although not meeting certain standards, several states have been accused of reopening.

The hope of containing the pandemic has proved slim.

Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump said the US will lose “anywhere from 75, 80 to 100,000 people.”

On April 10 he predicted US virus deaths would be “substantially below the 100,000” figure, and perhaps even as low as half that.

The novel coronavirus has killed more than 322,000 people worldwide since it emerged in Wuhan, China late last year.

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