Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Administration Models Predict Near Doubling of Daily Death Toll by June

  • Slide 1 of 50: Workers change signage to reflect positive messages on the marquee at the Quarry Cinema, which is set to reopen in June, in San Antonio, Monday, May 4, 2020. Texas' stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic have expired and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has eased restrictions on many businesses including theaters. (
  • Slide 2 of 50: Eric Egelund cleans at Lotus Nail Spa Monday, May 4, 2020, in Stansbury Park, Utah. Nail salons, gyms and restaurants are among some Utah businesses that were allowed to open their doors under new guidelines. (
  • Slide 3 of 50: Beachgoers sunbathe near a beach rules sign after Clearwater Beach officially reopened to the public Monday, May 4, 2020, in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Many public beaches and restaurants are reopening as part of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' plan to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (
  • Slide 4 of 50: UNITED STATES - MAY 4: Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., volunteers at the Arlington Food Assistance Center in Arlington, Va, on Monday, May 4, 2020. The center has seen an increase in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic and distributes groceries to about 2,400 families per week. (Photo ByThe Trump administration projects about 3,000 daily deaths by early June.

As President Trump presses for states to reopen their economies, his administration is privately projecting a steady rise in the number of cases and deaths from the coronavirus over the next several weeks, reaching about 3,000 daily deaths on June 1, according to an internal document obtained by The New York Times, nearly double from the current level of about 1,750.

The projections, based on government modeling pulled together in chart form by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, forecast about 200,000 new cases each day by the end of the month, up from about 25,000 cases now.

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