Coronavirus deaths will ‘peak in 10 days when 2,644 people will die in 24 hours’ in America’s ‘9/11 moment’ – The Sun
CORONAVIRUS deaths are set to peak in 10 days when 2,644 people will die in 24 hours, leading to what's been described as "America’s 9/11 moment."
The US is still 11 days away from its COVID-19 peak and the killer bug is set to kill 81,766 people across the country by August 4, after the nation became the new global epicenter.
The Surgeon General Jerome Adams described the next fortnight as "our 9/11 moment."
"It’s going to be the hardest moment for many Americans in their entire lives," he said on NBC’s Meet the Press. "We really need to understand that if we want to flatten that curve and get through to the other side, everyone needs to do their part.”
Researchers from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics created a grim new model also indicates the nation is just 10 days from running out of resources when the demand for hospital beds surges to 262,092.
The US currently has 87,674 less beds than this number as President Donald Trump warned American's that a "very deadly period" was coming.
A sea of coronavirus patients will result in the need for 39,727 ICU beds – but the stark new projection estimating there will be a significant deficit of 19,863.
Health experts and researchers have previously warned that there ongoing COVID crisis which originated in Wuhan, China, could result in the deaths of 100,000 by August 4.
The White House conceded that 100,000 and 240,000 US could be a reality if the nation's virus trajectory continues and Americans maintain their mitigation efforts.
The new metrics allow people to search predictions on a state-by-state basis, showing deaths and the healthcare demands for hospitals, ventilators, hospital beds and ICU beds.
These disturbing projections assume people will stay home and maintain a six-foot distance from others, as per CDC, governmental, and local guidelines.
Researchers there say New York will reach its apex in just five days with 855 deaths on April 10 – and over 76,000 beds needed on April 9 – as 16,000 New Yorkers perish from the deadly disease by August 4.
In Washington state – where the first US case emerged – the coronavirus crisis will peak in just four days as experts warn 1,000 people could die by August 4.
COVID deaths in Ilinois will reach 3,386 that day as the state peaks in 15 days when 109 people will die overnight.
Florida's apex is expected on May 4, with 175 deaths in 24-hours, while Michigan will peak in six days with 173 deaths on April 11.
Down South, Louisiana will reach its peak in five days, with 76 fatalities on April 10 while over 1,800 people are expected to die in the southern state by August 4.
New Orleans, where Mardi Gras celebrations in late February reportedly exacerbated the spread of the infection, has also demonstrated some unexpectedly high rates, where the death rate is double that of NYC.
California will reach the crux on its crisis by April 26 when there will be 119 coronavirus deaths on April 26, researchers say, with 5,068 fatalities by August 4.
Massachusetts will peak in 12 days with more than 2,300 deaths by August 4; New Jersey will peak in four days; and Georgia, in 20.
On Saturday, Trump acknowledged that troubled times were coming and the following day, top doc Anthony Fauci warned Americans to "brace for a bad week."
"I will not say we have it under control, that would be a false statement," he said on CBS' Face The Nation. "We are struggling to get it under control and that's the issue that's at hand right now."
Fauci instructed Americans to "buckle down, continue to mitigate, continue to do the physical separation.
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