US Coronavirus Deaths Remain on Lower Range of March 2020 Predictions, New York Leads in Deaths

Posted on 07/15/2020

On March 31, 2020, the New York Times reported that U.S. government scientists, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and Dr. Deborah L. Birx, estimated that the deadly novel coronavirus (COVID-19) could kill 100,000 to 240,000 Americans. White House models in March 2020 at the time said that more than 2.2 million Americans could die if nothing were done (no social distancing measures, closing down certain parts of the economy, etc.). The U.S. John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center from the very first reported case till July 14, 2020, the U.S. has reported an estimated 136,432 deaths attributed to the coronavirus. The CDC’s figure on July 14, 2020 for U.S. deaths was 135,235.

New York COVID-19 deaths total 32,092, New Jersey was at 15,582 deaths, Illinois deaths were at 7,425, California was at 7,118 deaths, Florida was at 4,408 deaths, and Texas was at 3,378 deaths.

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