Miami, Florida – According to CDC’s new ensemble forecasts, an increase in COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations is expected over the next four weeks.
The current COVID-related death toll in the US now stands at 773,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The CDC forecasts suggest, by December 18, the new death toll could be between 794,000 and 822,000.
According to the agency, in the next four weeks hospitals are likely to admit more than 12,000 new COVID patients.
Florida ranks the No. 1 state for the predicted number of COVID-19 deaths for the week ending Nov. 28 with 279.
Last week, there were 19 new COVID-19 deaths in Florida, which is a change of +1368%.