U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Reach Record One-Day Total of 4,591, Scientists Predict Lockdown Again

The number of deaths in the United States from novel coronavirus nearly doubled from Wednesday.

In the 24 hours ending at 8 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, 4,591 people were reported to have died from coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University. The prior record was 2,569 on Wednesday.

Total cases in the United states are at 632,548 and total coronavirus deaths have reached 31,071.

This map shows states reporting confirmed cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Confirmed cases reported to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Baristaville resident Fred Guterl, author of The Fate of the Species, writes about why scientists predict another lockdown if the country reopens. Guterl writes:

As social interactions increased, of course, the virus would begin to make a comeback. Epidemiolgist Marc Lipsitch of Harvard and his colleagues recently performed a computer analysis of how SARS-CoV-2 was likely to behave after lockdown is lifted, which the journal Science published on Tuesday. The authors found that loosened restrictions would almost certainly produce a rebound later in the year

What would a post-lockdown scenario look like? Read the entire Newsweek article here.

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