Ensemble forecasts from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Wednesday project that new Covid-19 deaths and hospitalizations will likely increase over the next four weeks, while the number of new cases will likely remain stable or have an uncertain trend.
The forecast predicts between 615,000 to 625,000 Covid-19 deaths reported in the US by Aug. 14, 2021.
The previous ensemble forecast, published July 14, projected up to 619,000 deaths reported by Aug. 7.
For the second projection in a row, the CDC’s weekly ensemble forecast projects an increase in hospitalizations. Previously, US Department of Health and Human Services data showed them on a steady decline since late April.
The ensemble forecast predicts there will be 3,800 to 14,000 new confirmed Covid-19 hospital admissions likely reported on Aug. 16, 2021.