The Trump administration projects that more than 3,000 Americans will be dying each day of COVID-19 by June 1. The scoop comes by way of the New York Times.
The Times obtained an internal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) document providing detailed projections on the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic around the country. The data goes up to May 2.
The document says that new cases will grow to a rate of around 225,000 per day by June 1, and that deaths will reach around 3,000 per day by the same date.
The newly revealed internal government document can be read below.CDC-May-1-projections
Currently, there are approximately 25,000 new cases each day in the United States, and around 2,000 deaths each day.
The report also suggests that infection rates will increase more in rural America over the coming months. The document names “the Great Lakes region, parts of the Southeast, Northeast, and around southern California” as potential new hotspots.
“There remains a large number of counties whose burden continues to grow,” the report says.
The grim and sobering statistics come as the Trump administration and Republican governors push to “reopen” the country.
The Trump administration almost immnediatley denied the authenticity of the report.