Graphs predict Florida is a month away from peak of COVID-19

Researchers from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics created graphs showing how COVID-19 or the coronavirus is projected to impact every U.S. state and Florida is expected to become the next epicenter, behind New York, but is not expected to peak until May 6.

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The model shows the timing of deaths and what resources are available in each state.

Based on data from the World Health Organization (WHO) websites and local and national governments the graphs show Florida is expected to see 136 deaths per day between May 3 and May 6, then the fatalities will trend down to near zero by June 29.

The estimated number of deaths by August 4, 2020 is 5.568 for Florida.

Researchers estimate that the state will be short 297 ICU hospital beds at the peak of the outbreak and will possibly need more than 3,000 ventilators during that time.

Keep in mind these numbers are based on the assumption that social distancing measures are maintained at the current status.

Projections for New York show the virus will claim many more lives, much sooner.

The Empire state is projected to see its apex in just nine days, with nearly 800 deaths and 71,000 hospital beds needed on that day.

The models estimate 15,546 deaths in New York by August 4, the total number of estimated deaths in nationwide is 83,967.





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