According to a prediction issued Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US could experience 130,000 coronavirus deaths by July 4.
And Covid-19 cases could rise as states reopen this summer, said the CDC’s deputy director for infectious diseases during a telephone interview.
More states and counties reported increasing rates of new cases of coronavirus per day, as the total number of cases passed 2 million in the week across the country.
19 states have rising case rates, several of which have seen record or near-record highs, according to a CNN analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. And increasing caseloads also prompted some authorities to postpone staggered reopening proposals for the first time.
According to Johns Hopkins, several months into the pandemic, more than 114,300 people in the US have died with about 1,000 deaths reported each day.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He said that he remains confident that the United States will have a coronavirus vaccine before 2021.
There’ll never be a guarantee that a vaccine will be safe and effective, Fauci said. Several candidates are in different trials.
The CDC has issued new recommendations on Friday that suggest public transport and commuting. These can also be dangerous and people need to consider twice before leaving home.
The guidelines on public transport, posted last month, remind people to wash their hands. Before and after using trains , buses, subways and other shared transport.
The new guidelines are also reminiscent of existing travel advice.
“Because travel raises the risk of being contaminated and transmitting COVID-19. Remaining at home is the safest option to prevent yourself and others from becoming ill,” says the CDC.
Public outlook for this week depends on 17 specific forecasts from outside agencies and scholars. The estimates predicted around 130,560 deaths by Independence Day, with a possible number of deaths from 124,260 to 139,880.