The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) model, which has become the go-to model for coronavirus projections, has once again lowered the projections for Florida.
The model now projects that 1,363 Floridians will die from the coronavirus, down from the 4,748 deaths projected less than five days ago. Previous to the 4,748 deaths, the model projected 6,766 deaths in Florida.
The IHME Friday release indicates that Florida’s peak in daily deaths occurred April 2 when 77 deaths were reported.
The April 17th report from the Florida Department of Health shows that a total of 726 people have died from the coronavirus.
The latest model, as in previous reports, projects no hospital beds or ICU beds shortage in Florida.
Get the latest Florida coronavirus trends related to daily cases and daily hospitalizations here.