MILWAUKEE, Wis. (SPECTRUM NEWS) - A new projection from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington shows Wisconsin's coronavirus crisis will peak sometime around May 22.
While the analysis shows Wisconsin likely won't deal with a sweeping shortage of hospital beds, thanks in part to the state's current Safer at Home order and ongoing social distancing practices, the death toll is projected to top 800 in Wisconsin alone.
As of Sunday morning, statistics from the Department of Health Services and Milwaukee County Health Department put Wisconsin's death toll tied to the coronvirus at 18.
The projection from IHME shows that Wisconsin is likely to suffer 853 deaths by August 4th, with 13 deaths per day by the state's peak weak for the virus between May 15 through May 22.
The national peak is projected in the same analysis by April 14.
While the numbers cited are the most likely projections, the analysis does offer a wider range of forecast outcomes tied to a range of factors. For instance, while IHME anticipates that 1,358 will be hospitalized in May, the range of potential hospitalizations goes from fewer than 100 to more than 3,000.
To go through the IHME's projections, click here.