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4 May 2020updated 06 Oct 2020 9:45am

US daily deaths predicted to double by June

By Samir Jeraj

3000 people could die each day in the United States from the coronavirus by June, according to government modelling. The alarming stastistics were contained in a docuement obtained by the New York Times, in which the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) predicted the rise from 1750 deaths per day now to 3000 by June 1st, and the number of new cases each day rising from 25,000 to 200,000 in the same time period. The news comes as the government debates relaxing restrictions passed to control the spread of the coronavirus, and as protests against the lockdown continue to grow. On Sunday, President Trump said the number of new cases could rise to 100,000 a day. 

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