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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences COVID model shows average of 22 deaths per day in next 30 days

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Little Rock, Arkansas — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) report suggests the pandemic isn’t finished and will continue to result in hospitalizations and deaths.

The UAMS COVID model projections published March 22 forecast 17,788 new cases by April 12, with new daily cases expected to average 593 per day. The model also shows Arkansans between ages 35 and 59 are likely to have the highest number of COVID diagnoses, which is forecast to increase by 5,577 cumulative cases by April 12.

Following are other summary points from the report.

The models forecast 1,393 new COVID hospitalizations by April 12, averaging 46 per day.

The 30-day model is forecasting an average of 14 COVID deaths per day for the next two weeks, adding 661 new deaths over the next 30 days, averaging 22 per day.

The models show the number of new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to COVID in the next 30 days, compared to one month ago, will continue to be flat.

Hospitalizations will be level over the next month. The models forecast the greatest number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 will be adults 60 to 74, closely followed by adults 35 to 59.

The report authors noted that state residents should be ready to return to “alert status” if the numbers begin to surge again.

 

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