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The US could have 2,000 deaths a day

More than 186,000 people in the US have been infected with coronavirus, and at least 3,852 have died.
White House officials predict more than 100,000 people could die from coronavirus -- and that's if the public practices social distancing guidelines perfectly.
By mid-April, when the virus is projected to hit the country the hardest, as many as 2,000 Americans could die each day, a model cited by the White House shows.
Health officials saying measures working to curb the spread of the virus are the only hope for keeping the death toll in the thousands and not millions.
If Americans don't follow social distancing guidelines, worst-case modeling projects up to 2.2 million people could die, said Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator.
More than two dozen states have issued stay-at-home orders, and the federal government extended social distancing guidelines to last through April 30.
Birx said there's no easy way to fix the coronavirus pandemic. It's up to the public to help stop the spread.
"There is no magic bullet," she said. "There is no magic vaccine or therapy. It's just behaviors. Each of our behaviors translating into something that changes the course of this viral pandemic over the next 30 days."
Source - cnn.com

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