Source:  MARY KEKATOS ACTING U.S. HEALTH EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

  • A new CDC ensemble forecast projects COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. will decline for the first time since June 23
  • The forecast predicts that weekly deaths will fall to as low as 5,300 by the week ending October 23, a decline from the current weekly total of 14,000
  • Average deaths have risen 56% over the last month from 1,327 to 2,080, but the growth rate has slowed from a 160% over a four-week period two weeks ago
  • Last week, another model projected deaths are also projected to drop to 59 fatalities per day by March 2022
  • It comes as data from Johns Hopkins shows cases have declined 26% to an average of 117,223 from the 160,157 average reported one month ago

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