CDC predicts 92,000 more U.S. deaths over next 3 weeks
2021-01-15 09:34:26 / RHC
Ninety-two thousand more people in the U.S. could die of COVID-19 in the next three weeks, according to a grim forecast issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Another 3,800 deaths were reported Wednesday in the United States, and over 225,000 new confirmed cases. Over 130,000 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.
Pennsylvania said its number of hospitalizations is now close to double the peak of the spring’s first wave. Arizona officials also reported record-high hospitalization and ICU numbers this week. A staggering one in three Los Angeles County residents has gotten the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, according to new data.
Early trials for Johnson & Johnson’s experimental coronavirus vaccine are showing promising results. If further trials prove effective, the vaccine could be a game-changer as it requires just one shot and does not need to be stored in ultra-cold freezers.