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U.S. Covid Deaths Seen Rising by Another 80,000 in Month

Current hospitalizations with the virus aren’t rising nearly as fast as they had been, but they’re still close to an all-time high.

Current hospitalizations with the virus aren’t rising nearly as fast as they had been, but they’re still close to an all-time high.

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Covid-19 deaths are likely to climb by at least another 80,000 in the next four weeks, new forecasts show, as many states fumble through the first stages of the vaccine rollout.

The U.S. will add more than 3,000 deaths a day, pushing the cumulative toll to about 459,100 by early February, according to the latest forecast from the University of Massachusetts’s Reich Lab, which is based on models collected in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.