An ensemble forecast published Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now projects there will be 526,000 to 548,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States by March 20.
Notably, this forecast extends a week beyond the previous forecast, but the projected number of deaths has dropped. Normally, each new CDC forecast projects a greater number of total deaths over a longer period of time.
The previous ensemble forecast, published February 17, projected up to 559,000 coronavirus deaths by March 13.
At least 502,698 people have already died from Covid-19 in the United States, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
CNN's John King reviews the latest US Covid-19 numbers: