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Projected COVID-19 deaths drop for Wisconsin and United States

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Posted at 12:59 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 13:59:28-04

As the numbers continue to vary from day-to-day, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations (IHME) reports a drop in the amount of COVID-19 deaths for Wisconsin and the country as a whole.

Initially, Wisconsin was expecting to see over 1,000 deaths by June 1. That number later dropped to 644 deaths, and now the IHME is reporting 424 projected deaths by August 4.

Data recordings also point to an April 15th peak death date with 20 deaths in the state.

That being said, the peak resource date is now listed as April 13, four days earlier than previously reported. By that time, the IHME is saying 926 hospital beds will be needed, but there is not expected to be a shortage.

The peak death date for COVID-19 in the United States is also earlier at April 12th. As of now, there are projected to be 2,212 deaths across the country on that day. We were originally expected to see a peak date of April 15 in the U.S.

Total deaths for the country are now listed at 60,415. This is down from the 81,766 deaths that were previously predicted.

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