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45,000 Less Deaths If We Wore Masks - By November 2020

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 27: Medical workers take in patients outside a special coronavirus area at Maimonides Medical Center as the U.S. surpasses 100,000 fatalities from COVID-19 on May 27, 2020 in New York City. While certain neighborhoods are still seeing high infection numbers, New York has seen the number of deaths from COVID-19 statewide begin to consistently stay below 100 people per day, though today's fatalities numbered 102.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Virus Deaths to Hit 200K by November
Some 45,000 lives could be saved over the next four months if nearly everyone wore a mask in public, new modeling shows. The U.S. will see roughly 78,000 more coronavirus deaths from now until Nov. 1, bringing the death toll to 208,000, according to projections based on a respected model from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Read more.

Arizona Hospitals Near Capacity as Virus Spreads
Arizona has emerged as a hot spot for the spread of the virus. Now the death toll appears to be catching up. The state is reporting one of its lowest numbers of available intensive care unit hospital beds as cases increase. Among the Arizonians tested for either the active virus or antibodies, indicating they had the virus and have since recovered, more than 11% have tested positive. Read more.

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The worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus is currently at more than 11.8 million confirmed cases across more than 180 countries. 

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