UW releases latest COVID-19 model for US

UW releases latest COVID-19 model for US

SEATTLE — Researchers with the University of Washington’s Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) released their latest COVID-19 model Thursday afternoon.

Researchers said the daily reported cases in the United States increased to 79,900 per day.

Deaths jumped to 910 per day compared to 803 last week.

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They said that means COVID-19 is the number two cause of death in the nation this week.

An estimated 12% of people in the U.S. have been infected with the virus as of Nov. 9, researchers said.

Researchers said that mask use in the U.S. is around 67%, but if that number increased to 95% in the next week, 68,000 lives would be saved by March 1.