Coronavirus: Leaked US documents predict 3,000 COVID-19 deaths a day by June

Article Link: https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-leaked-us-documents-predict-3-000-covid-19-deaths-a-day-by-june-11983203

Discussion posted by: JohnF44

An internal US government document predicts 3,000 daily coronavirus deaths in the country by early June, according to The New York Times. The document from the Trump administration appears to project that deaths will nearly double from the current level of about 1,750. It seems to predict about 200,000 new coronavirus cases per day by the end of this month, up from about 25,000 currently. The leaked document could throw into question the relaxation of social distancing measures across a number of states, as Donald Trump has pressed for economies to reopen and anti-lockdown protests were held over the weekend. On Sunday, Mr Trump said up to 100,000 people could die with coronavirus in the US – doubling the number he had forecast two weeks ago.