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US COVID-19 death toll to increase by 100,000 by September - Harvard
A doctor from the Harvard Global Health Institute told CNN that at the current incidence of coronavirus, the number of deaths in the country will be a record.
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“Most Americans are not ready to live in a lockdown, and I can understand them. But that means 800 to 1000 people will die every day. By September, we'll have another 100,000 deaths. We need to figure out how to reduce the dire rates in some states,”commented Dr. Ashish Jha on the surge in US coronavirus incidence. According to Johns Hopkins University, the number of COVID infections in the US surpassed 2 million on Thursday night. The death toll of patients in the United States was 112,908, the highest in the world.
Experts attribute the sharp increase in the incidence in the country to the celebration of Memorial Day on May 25, as well as mass protests after the assassination of George Floyd. Hospital admissions have skyrocketed in California, Arkansai, Arizona, Alaska, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, North and South Carolina, Texas and Utah. In 22 states, there has been a downward trend, in another 9 the incidence rate remains stable.
In particular, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced a record number of new patients with COVID-19 over the past three days - about 2,000 people are admitted to hospitals in Dallas and Houston every day. At the same time, Texas was one of the first states to start lifting restrictions to restore the economy. Governor Greg Abbott has repeatedly cited the number of new hospitalizations as an important indicator for future decisions. He said Texas health care has the resources to cope with the surge in the disease.
“But people need to understand that COVID-19 has not left Texas, it still exists,” Abbott said.