President Donald Trump said in a Friday press conference that he now expects "substantially" less than 100,000 people will die of the coronavirus.
Earlier this month, the Trump administration presented figures that indicated that should 100,000 die of the virus that it would be the best-case scenario. But Trump said Friday the country河北快3开奖结果 was making "tremendous progress" and that aggressive social distancing orders were working.
Last week, he University of Washington's model projected about 100,000 Americans would die of COVID-19, as of Friday morning, that figure had dropped to about 60,000.
The models project that about 2,000 Americans will die of the virus every day through April 17.
Trump will also address the nation as the federal government prepares to send to most Americans in the hopes of boosting the economy. Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin has said he hopes that the funds will arrive in some Americans' bank accounts as early as next week.
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