COVID deaths, hospitalizations to increase in coming weeks, CDC says
(CNN) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is upping its forecast for COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths.
The CDC now believes up to 664,000 deaths will be reported by Sept. 11.
That would be around 41,000 additional deaths; the virus has already killed 623,000 Americans.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, COVID cases among children are also increasing.
Health experts had hoped to get a higher threshold of people vaccinated ahead of the new school year, but only 50.9% of the population is fully vaccinated and cases are once again on the rise, largely due to the highly contagious delta variant.
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