University of Washington researchers estimated yesterday that 145,728 people could die of COVID-19 within the US by August, raising their grim forecast by over 5,000 fatalities in a very matter of days.
On Friday, the widely cited Institute for Health Metrics and evaluation at the university projected 140,496 deaths by August from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused due to the coronavirus. Researchers didn’t provide a reason for the abrupt revision.
The new estimate came on the same day that Texas reported its highest number of hospitalizations thus far within the pandemic and 22 U.S. states showed a minimum of alittle uptick within the number of recent confirmed cases, consistent with a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.
Among the states with the sharpest increases were Michigan and Arizona, consistent with Johns Hopkins, while Virginia, Rhode Island and Nebraska showed the most decreases.
Infectious disease experts have said that enormous street protests held in major U.S. cities after the death of a Black person, George Floyd, in Minneapolis police custody, could trip a new outbreak of the disease.
A total of over 1.9 million cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disorder caused by the coronavirus, are reported within the u. s., as stated by a Reuters tally, which has confirmed 110,000 deaths.