CDC Forecasts Up To 218,000 COVID-19 Deaths In U.S. By Oct 10

WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (NNN-XINHUA) – A new ensemble forecast, published by the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), projects up to 218,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States by Oct 10.

The new national ensemble forecast predicts that 3,000 to 7,100 new COVID-19 deaths will likely be reported during the week ending Oct 10, and a total of 207,000 to 218,000 COVID-19 deaths will be reported by that date.

“The state- and territory-level ensemble forecasts predict that, over the next four weeks, the number of newly reported deaths per week may decrease in six jurisdictions,” said the projection, posted on the CDC website on Thursday.

Trends in numbers of future reported deaths are uncertain or predicted to remain stable, in the other states and territories, said the projection.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 6.7 million, as of yesterday evening, with more than 199,200 deaths, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.– NNN-XINHUA