Following weeks of good news about diminishing case counts, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, said in a White House press briefing in early March that the country had actually recorded an increase in COVID-19 cases over the past weeks.
Walensky warned that declines in case counts and hospital admissions “may be stalling, potentially leveling off at still a very high number.”
“We at CDC consider this a very concerning shift in the trajectory,” she said.
IHME model extends to November 01, 2021 – predicts Fall upswing in mortality
Mortality expected to increase 3x from current levels.
Increase in excess deaths attributed to spread of Delta variant.