Specialists claim that the pandemic of coronavirus is increasingly pervasive in New York and other hot spots, though Southern states may not be as hard hit as previously expected.

Researchers from the famous White House projection model expect to release updated pandemic data on Friday.

According to the director of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation model, Christopher Murray, revised forecasts would display declining case numbers on a national level but prolonged peaks in hard-hit zones.

With rising social distancing, mortality rates will fall among reported cases in some southern states, which will further showcase considerably lower case numbers nationally, he added.

According to a Johns Hopkins University tally, though figures are continually varying, government officials are starting to plot how they will reopen their businesses in the wake of a pandemic that has killed and contaminated more than 671,000 people in the US.

The university’s regular death tallies have recently soared after several states started reporting possible deaths from COVID-19. There are deaths in which patients have signs of the disease but have not been confirmed by a laboratory examination. When those deaths occurred, it is not always obvious, so it is hard to evaluate JHU’s total death toll day by day.

To restrict the spread of the disease all the states in the United States except the seven states have given stay-at-home orders and shut down most non-essential enterprises.

Although, California is close enough, the five states with the most cases are in the eastern half of the country — New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Michigan. There are over 223,000 confirmed cases and almost 15,000 deaths in New York. Some Governors cautioned about the risks of loosening restrictions too early after President Donald Trump reinstated the guidelines on Thursday and said that shutdown is not a durable, long-term solution.

DeWine, a Republican, has announced that he will be coordinating with bipartisan governing bodies of Illinois, Wisconsin and a few other states. Several others have also teamed up to sync their re-opening, like New York and neighboring States.