LIVE UPDATES: CDC forecasts coronavirus deaths to reach 321,000 by mid-December

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), forecasting models predict that a surge in coronavirus deaths could reach 321,000 deaths in the country in the coming weeks.

According to the health agency, the country is expected to achieve between 294,000 and 321,000 coronavirus deaths by December 19th. By Friday, the country had counted 263,484 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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The prediction comes when the agency warned Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving with family and friends and not to restrict gatherings within the household or for 10 years. Officials in many regions are now sparking cases where thousands are ignoring these warnings.

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