A forecast from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published earlier in the week predicts that about 62,000 more people in the United States could die from COVID-19 over the next four weeks.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the virus has already killed 842,322 people in the US.
The forecast could mean an average of 2,624 COVID-19 deaths a day, up from a current average of 1,715 per day.
The CDC included projections that indicate the number of deaths will rise steadily over the next four weeks.
Hospitalizations are predicted to increase for the eighth straight week, with the forecasts predicting 17,900 to 48,000 new confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations could be reported by February 4.
Edited by Jesus Chan
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