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Coronavirus updates: CDC forecast predicts death toll could reach 200,000 by Labor Day – ABC News

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The United States has at least 167,242 COVID-19 deaths.

August 14, 2020, 1:37 PM
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Nearly 21 million people around the world have been detected with COVID-19, the illness triggered by the new breathing infection, according to information assembled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much greater due to checking scarcities, numerous unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their break outs.

The novel coronavirus has actually now killed more than 753,000 people worldwide.

The United States is the worst-affected country worldwide, with more than 5.2 million detected cases and at least 167,242 deaths.

Most current headlines:

CDC says up 200K deaths by Labor Day
United States cases reduces week-over-week

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8:55 a.m.: Doctors think child contracted COVID-19 in womb

Dr. Mambarambath Jaleel, who runs the neonatal ICU at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, said this is most likely the very first infant in the nation to have actually contracted the virus in such a manner, according to ABC Dallas affiliate WFAA.

The childs mother had actually checked positive for COVID-19 in April and had to provide birth to her child prematurely, though it was not instantly clear if COVID-19 played a factor in the early birth, according to WFAA.

” Having the screening favorable of the placenta, the most likely explanation was the transmission of infection was when the child was in the mothers womb,” Jaleel told WFAA.

A newborn is thought to have actually contracted COVID-19 through her mothers womb, according to medical professionals at a Texas healthcare facility.

When the infant was born, physicians administered two coronavirus tests and the infant checked positive both times, Jaleel stated. Medical professionals likewise tested the moms placenta.

Parkland Memorial Hospital structure in Dallas, Aug. 20, 2015. Lm Otero/AP, FILE

Parkland Memorial Hospital structure in Dallas, Aug. 20, 2015.

The baby began to establish a fever and needed supplemental oxygen; nevertheless, the baby is now home and healthy with her mom.

05:33 a.m.: CDC: Up to 200,000 deaths by Labor Day

Health care workers at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital hold a rally outside their healthcare facility for more secure working conditions throughout the outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) in Fountain Valley, California, Aug. 6, 2020.

ABC News analyzed state coronavirus patterns across all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, and discovered there were increases in cases in 2 states (Hawaii and Illinois) and Puerto Rico, increases in the day-to-day rate of positivity in 15 states plus D.C., increases in hospitalizations in 19 states, and increases in daily deaths in 23 states, D.C, and Puerto Rico.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicted in its latest forecast that the U.S. coronavirus death toll might reach 200,000 by Labor Day as children across the country head back to school.

New cases continue to decrease throughout the country week-over-week, however the rate of new deaths have actually increased over the very same duration, according to a Federal Emergency Management Agency memo acquired by ABC News.

There were 7,517 deaths tape-recorded from Aug. 5 to 12, which marked a 2.3% boost in new deaths compared to the previous week. The nationwide test-positivity rate stays at 6.5%.

Health care workers at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital hold a rally outside their medical facility for safer working conditions throughout the outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) in Fountain Valley, California, Aug. 6, 2020. Mike Blake/Reuters

Its nationwide ensemble forecast predicts that 4,200 to 10,600 new COVID-19 deaths will be reported for the week ending on Sept. 5 and that 180,000 to 200,000 total COVID-19 deaths will be reported by that date.

Last month, the CDC forecasted there would be between 160,000 and 175,000 deaths by August 15th. As of August 13, with more than 1,000 deaths a day every day for more than two weeks, there have been 167,097 deaths.

The U.S. went beyond 100,000 COVID-19 deaths on May 27.

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ABC News Brian Hartman, Josh Margolin and Arielle Mitropoulos added to this report.