The United States Institute of Health Metrics and Assessment (IHME) estimates that by next December 310,000 people could have died from the coronavirus, about 6,000 a day, six times more than currently.
So, according to the Johns Hopkins University, it would be 135,000 more deaths than the 175,409 who have currently died in the country due to the pandemic.
In a new model released on Friday, researchers expect a slight decrease in daily deaths in September, which will gradually increase in October and November, reaching nearly 2,000 daily deaths in early December.
Center director Chris Murray has told CNN that this model is tentative “and depends on what our leaders do”. “This is a worst-case scenario model,” he added.