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Total US COVID-19 deaths could hit 5 lakh by February, researchers say

Updated : October 24, 2020 10:18 AM IST

The US death toll from COVID-19 could surpass 500,000 by February unless nearly all Americans wear face masks, researchers said on Friday, as 14 states set new records for one-day increases in infections.
The latest estimate by the widely cited University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation reflects fears that cold winter weather will drive Americans indoors, where the virus is more likely to spread.
Total US COVID-19 deaths could hit 5 lakh by February, researchers say

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