The United States’ coronavirus death toll will reach as high as 247,000 by Nov. 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projected in an ensemble forecast published Thursday.

The previous forecast, published Oct. 15, projected up to 240,000 deaths by Nov. 7, CNN reported.

For perspective, President Trump predicted in April at the outset of the pandemic that the U.S. wouldn’t surpass 60,000 total deaths.

As of Thursday, the U.S. has approximately 8.4 million coronavirus cases and 222,000 related deaths — both tops globally — according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker.

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