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Perhaps President Trump was close to his prediction that this would start to really improve by Easter.
There have been reports suggesting that the coronavirus-related hospitalizations around the United States have become only a fraction of previously reported hospitalizations within the past four days.
On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters that in his state alone, the epicenter of the viral outbreak in the United States, new coronavirus hospitalizations dropped by about 75 percent, from 1,427 four days ago to 358 on Sunday.
On Monday, Gov. Cuomo acknowledged that the drop in hospitalizations in combination with other signs, like the fatalities remaining flat for the second day in a row and a drop in intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, suggest a “possible flattening of the curve.”
Citing the figures contained in the White House-touted models created by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, the Epoch Timesnoted on Sunday:
While tens of thousands are hospitalized across the United States due to COVID-19, the numbers are a fraction of what experts predicted just a few days ago. The main reason appears to be that the [IHME] projections were already off the day they were released.
Given that states with available data had a current hospitalization rate around 6 to 20 percent, if each of the no-data states had a rate of 20 percent, the hospitalizations for the whole country would add up to some 47,000 as of April 3 to 4.
The IHME model expected about 114,000 to 181,000 hospital beds would be needed nationwide on April 3, and roughly 120,000 to 430,000 on April 16.
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These numbers suggest that the total number of hospitalizations is at about 40% of the originally predicted number.
More from Breitbart:
The IHME predictions for New York also reflected a discrepancy between the institute’s forecasts and the actual number of hospitalizations.
IHME predicted that NY would need 41,000 to 58,000 hospital beds for COVID-19 patients by April 1.
Even by April 3, New York needed less than 16,000 hospital beds, the Epoch Times noted.
Thank God it looks like we won’t have to see the dreadful prediction of the tens of thousands of deaths.
Nothing is set in stone yet, obviously, but it is looking more positive each day.. or should I say negative, in light of the coronavirus?