U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Could Reach 233,000 by End of October: CDC

MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 deaths in the United States could reach 233,000 by the end of October, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

The prediction is based on data from dozens of independent models, CNN reported.

"This week's national ensemble forecast indicates an uncertain trend in new COVID-19 deaths reported over the next four weeks and predicts that 2,800 to 6,800 new deaths will likely be reported during the week ending October 31," according to a statement on the CDC's website.

COVID-19 has already claimed the lives of more than 212,000 Americans, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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