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Analysis: Illinois to see peak resource use during pandemic on April 16

(HOI) -- A recently developed analysis from a research group at the University of Washington at Seattle states Illinois could see its peak resource use to combat COVID-19 on April 16.

The project was created by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation of the University of Washington Medicine to determine the extent and timing of deaths and demand for hospital services due to COVID-19 in the United States, according to its website.

The study cites Illinois will reach its peak resource use in just 16 days, as of Monday, March 30.

There will be 1,291 intensive care unit beds needed, while the state has 1,131 available, according to the findings. The researchers are expecting a total of 8,601 hospital beds needed at the peak, with 14,552 available.

In its projections, Illinois will have 88 COVID-19-related deaths per day on April 16.

Nationally, the United States will peak in 15 days on April 15 with 2,271 deaths. Nearly 33,500 ICU beds will be needed and the study projects a 15,000 bed shortage.

Data for the study was gathered from the World Health Organization, local and national governments, according to the IHME.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported on Sunday the state has 4,596 confirmed cases of the virus and 65 deaths.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington Medicine
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington Medicine

Drew Veskauf

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