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It’s a sobering statistic, but Pennsylvania could see more than 3,000 deaths related to the coronavirus, according to the most recent study from the University of Washington.
The analysis projects the virus will reach its peak in Pennsylvania on April 17, and on that day, the state will see 109 deaths and 3,094 in the state projected out to Aug. 4.
So far, Pennsylvania has 3,394 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 58 counties with 38 deaths.
Researchers note that these models are rapidly changing as conditions change throughout the state. But if theses projections for Pennsylvania hold up, the state will need an additional 428 ICU beds.
Nationwide, the peak is predicted to be earlier, and the need for beds is also much greater.
If coronavirus peaks nationwide on April 14 — as the model predicts — the country will need over 232,000 beds for coronavirus patients. Right now, it’s about 49,000 beds short. The U.S. will also need to add 14,000 more ICU beds and just under 19,000 ventilators to treat everyone at the outbreak’s peak. Under the model, 81,000 Americans will die of the coronavirus by August 4.
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