The director of the United States Disease Control and Prevention Centers (CDC, Abbreviation for English), Robert Redfield, said this Friday that the country will have registered more than 100,000 coronavirus deaths by June 1.
In a message on his Twitter account, Redfield stated that the CDC had tracked 12 different estimates of COVID-19 deaths in the United States.
“As of May 11, everyone is predicting an increase in deaths in the coming weeks and a cumulative total of over 100,000 by June 1,” he added.
The University of Washington’s Institute of Health Metrics and Assessment (IHME) raised its forecast for coronavirus deaths in the U.S. to 147,000 on Tuesday through August 4.
The United States is the country most affected by the coronavirus pandemic worldwide. To date, more than 87,000 deaths have been confirmed in the North American country, while the positive ones exceed 1.4 million.