New models for COVID-19 projected deaths will be even higher than predicted, even just a week ago.
The University of Washington Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation expects 562,000 Americans will die from COVID-19 by April 1.
That’s up significantly from the prediction it made last week when it forecast 502,000 deaths by that same date.
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The model from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation says the increase is due to surges in cases and deaths, with particularly large increases in California.
IHME says the current vaccination rollout could save more than 34,000 lives by April 1.
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