New model projects nearly 2,300 COVID-19 deaths in Alabama by August

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A new model by the Institute for Health Metrics Evaluation is projecting that Alabama will have 2,308 deaths from COVID-19 by Aug. 4.

The model projects that once we enter the summer months, we could see daily death counts in the 20s, although they could reach over 100 daily deaths should things get worse in their projections.

The IHME states that the U.S. is currently in an extended peak, with several states still yet to face the worst of the pandemic as their peaks are projected in May and June. Alabama was not listed among these states, but according to the Alabama Department of Public Health, the daily number of new COVID-19 cases has risen sharply this week.

Tuesday had 335 new cases confirmed, the second highest since the pandemic began.

This comes as restrictions are set to be relaxed with the Safer-at-Home order expiring in six days.

You can read more about the IHME model by clicking here.

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