Many parts of society are returning to a pre-COVID-19 pandemic normal, but a recent 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 with those ages 35 to 59 being most likely to be diagnosed.
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 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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