By Amechi Idumuebor, For Agenda Watchdog, April 22, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The United States’ daily coronavirus death toll is the highest it’s been in nearly a week after 2,474 people died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
As of early Wednesday morning, 45,435 Americans have now been killed by coronavirus since the pandemic began ravaging the country last month.
Confirmed cases of the deadly illness also surged by 26,558 across Tuesday, bringing total US cases of COVID-19 up to 827,093.
As a result of the ominous statistics, the main model used by the White House to estimate the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak has now increased its projection of expected deaths.
The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) now expects the national death toll to hit 65,976 by August – 5,561 more than previously forecast on April 9.