20,000 deaths in next 21 days, predicts US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated: 03 August, 2020 09:37 IST | Agencies | Washington

Alabama, Kentucky, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, and Washington are likely to report most of the new deaths, US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said

A man closes hurricane shutters at his home, as Florida braces for hurricane Isaias. Pic/AFP
A man closes hurricane shutters at his home, as Florida braces for hurricane Isaias. Pic/AFP

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has projected a grim outcome of the raging novel Coronavirus in the next three weeks, reported CNN. The US, which has lost 1,57,915 lives to COVID-19 since the outbreak of the virus, could see 20,000 more casualties by August 22, according to the ensemble forecast published by the CDC. Alabama, Kentucky, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Tennessee and Washington are likely to report most of the new deaths, it added.

California 1st US state to cross 5 lakh cases

California has become the first US state where the total count of confirmed COVID-19 cases has surpassed 5 lakh, according to the California Department of Public Health. "The 7-day average number of new cases is 7,819 per day. The 7-day average from the week prior was 10,005. California has 5,00,130 confirmed cases to date," it said on Saturday. California has confirmed 6,542 new cases and 219 new deaths. "There have been 9,224 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic," the California health department said.

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First Published: 03 August, 2020 08:51 IST

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