A composite forecast from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Wednesday guess more than 65,000 more people could die of Covid-19 in the next four weeks. This is the second week that the number of predicted deaths has trended steady or uncertain after rising predictions since the end of December.
The CDC includes projections that show the death toll will slowly rise for the first week and then decline for the rest of the day.
Forecasters predict that there could be a total of 933,000 to 965,000 Covid-19 deaths reported by February 26.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the coronavirus has killed 890,770 people in the United States.
According to JHU data, it is forecast that there may be an average of 2,741 deaths from Covid-19 per day, up from the current average of 2,530 people per day.
In the second week, hospital admissions are predicted to decreasewith 3,000 to 20,000 new confirmed Covid-19 hospitalizations likely reported on February 25.
There are currently 128,528 people hospitalized with Covid-19, according to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
The forecast for cases did not predict the rise or fall, or make some predictive cases.
“Recent case projections show low confidence, with more reported cases than expected outside the forecast period for 1, 2, 3 and 4 week advance case forecasts. As a result, case projections will continue to be collected and analyzed but will not be summarized until sustained improvements in performance are observed,” the CDC said.