Daily coronavirus deaths will drop before spiking in September, model suggests

A model predicts that deaths per day from COVID-19 in the U.S. will shoot up in September, after a couple of months of decline, according to CNN.

The institute's model predicts that the number of coronavirus-related deaths per day will decrease in June and July, remain mostly stable in August, before increasing sharply in September, CNN reports.

The model estimated that the total death toll in the country as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic could reach 169,890 by Oct. 1.

The model, created by Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, is often cited by the White House, but some epidemiologists have questioned its reliability.

As of 10:20 a.m. CDT, June 12, there have been 2.02 million cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., and 113,883 deaths, per the Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine database.

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