"The revisions led the IHME to predict a steep drop in total deaths from COVID-19's first wave in Missouri. The IHME now predicts 362 deaths by August 4, down from the 1,731 deaths it reported earlier this week. State leaders have said they are "cautiously optimistic" about the health of the state."
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) A widely-cited COVID-19 prediction model believes Missouri is past the peak for daily deaths. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said that Missouri's peak for daily deaths occurred April 14. While the IHME said it projected 26 deaths that day, the Department of Health and Senior Services reported 19 deaths statewide.