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CBS News 28 Aug 2020

U.S. coronavirus deaths could top 300,000 by December

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A new projection model by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation says the total number of U.S. deaths from COVID-19 could reach 317,000 by December. Dr. Bob Lahita joins CBSN to discuss the startling number and the controversy surrounding recent CDC guidance on who should get tested.


Brazil's coronavirus deaths have surpassed 150,000 on Saturday. Health experts worry about another potential surge in COVID-19 cases as the safety measures were relaxed.
The US has surpassed 200,000 coronavirus deaths, accounting for roughly one fifth of all Covid-19-related fatalities recorded worldwide.
The number of coronavirus cases globally has now passed 30 million, as the World Health Organization sounds an alarm over the rising rate of transmission across Europe.
More than 300,000 people have been infected there in the past week.
The WHO is urging countries not to cut quarantine periods, warning such a move could waste the sacrifices being made.
And the British government has admitted its testing capacity is unsatisfactory.
Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports from London.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation released its newest coronavirus projections for the United States given the current response to the pandemic. The IHME projects that the U.S. death toll will surpass 410,000 by January with the current interventions in place. Dr. Teresa Murray Amato, chair of emergency medicine at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Medical Center in Queens, New York, joined CBSN to discuss the projections.

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