The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Wednesday that more than 62,000 people could die as a result. COVID-19 over the next four weeks.
In Monday’s update, the agency said 10,400 to 31,000 new deaths are likely to be reported in the week ending Feb. 5.
The CDC added that the group’s and national-level group forecasts predict that the number of newly reported deaths per week is likely to increase in 33 jurisdictions next month.
In addition, he said national forecasts forecast 17,900-48,000 new ones hospitalization are likely to report on February 4th.
The U.S. reported 2,421 new deaths in the past day and 12,442 in the past week. according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 844,562 people have died in America due to COVID-19.
The CDC also pointed out that recent national predictions of total deaths have shown low reliability, as more reported deaths are expected to be outside the forecast intervals.
As the highly transmissible omicron version of the coronavirus continues to infect nationwide, cases and hospitalizations have risen to record levels.
CDC Director dr. Rochelle Walensky is at the White House COVID-19 response team briefing she said on Wednesday that the delta variant was responsible for the observed 47% increase in deaths in the past week.
“We have seen … the mortality rate has fallen from omicron by about 91%. And we will have to monitor these deaths over the next few weeks to see the impact of omicron on mortality,” she said. “As you can see, given the large number of cases, we can see deaths due to omicron. But I suspect the deaths we see now are still from the delta.”