The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States exceeded 2 million on Wednesday, odunews.com reports.
According to the data released by John Hopkins University, nearly 113,000 people have died from the virus in the country.
Since Memorial Day, the number of coronavirus hospitalizations has gone up in at least a dozen states, according to data CNN aggregated from the Covid Tracking Project between May 25 to June 9.
An additional 100,000 more people will die from coronavirus by September, said Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute.
“I think right now, most Americans are not ready to lock back down, and I completely understand that. I understand people are willing to live alongside this virus. It means that between 800 and 1,000 Americans are going to die every single day,” Jha told CNN’s Kate Bolduan on Wednesday. ” … We’re going to get another 100,000 deaths by September. So that’s a catastrophic cost … we really do have to try to figure out how to bring the caseloads down from these scary levels, in some states.’
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, an influential model cited by the White House, says its forecast shows a total of 169,890 deaths nationwide by October 1.
“If the US is unable to check the growth in September, we could be facing worsening trends in October, November, and the following months if the pandemic, as we expect, follows pneumonia seasonality,” IHME Director Dr. Christopher Murray said in a statement.
- #BBNaija: Fans Suspect Foul-play As Voting Lines Remain Open After Deadline - September 26, 2020
- Many Missing As Truck Falls Into River In Lagos - September 26, 2020
- Togo Prime Minister Klassou Resigns - September 26, 2020