Trump Administration Backpedals on Official Claim of ‘About 95,000’ U.S. Coronavirus Deaths, Believes Number is Lower

Health officials have repeatedly warned that could mean the actual death toll is likely to be higher than the official count, as opposed to lower.

Earlier this week, a new study published by Columbia University found that up to 54,000 lives could have been saved had the U.S. implemented social distancing measures and locked down metropolitan areas from the beginning of March

But last week, President Trump said he accepted the official toll and that he expected at least 95,000 people to die from coronavirus in the U.S, but that the figure could reach 100,000.

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