A recent projection by the Centers for Disease Control indicates the United States could see more than 157,000 COVID-related deaths by the end of the first week of august.
The CDC pulled together two dozen individual forecasts made by outside groups and researchers to come up with its findings.
This provides a range of nearly 150,000 deaths up to more than 168,000.
The CDC predicts states in the coming weeks to record higher numbers of deaths include Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma and Texas.
As of Friday night, there have been 139,176 deaths from COVID-19 in the United States.