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Projection shows late April coronavirus death peak in California

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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
The projected coronavirus-related death peak for California

(KION) The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, a health research center at the University of Washington, has released projections showing when coronavirus deaths are expected to peak in the U.S. and in specific states.

IHME predicts that the number of deaths in California will peak in 26 days at 122 deaths per day.

Other projections include hospital resource use and the total amount of deaths. IHME predicts that peak hospital resource use will happen on April 27, about the same time as the estimated death peak. It also estimated that by August, there will be more than 5,000 coronavirus-related deaths in California.

Researchers also shared projections for the nation. In the U.S. as a whole, IHME expects that coronavirus-related deaths will peak in 14 days at more than 2,200 deaths per day. By August, researchers predict that there will be nearly 84,000 coronavirus-related deaths around the country.

On March 19, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a Stay at Home order in an effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.

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