BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The State of California has projected Butte County would have 76 deaths due to the coronavirus before June 1.
Doctor Andy Miller of Butte County Public Health said the data from the state is based on the Johns Hopkins University model.
"As with any modeling data, it is a best guess of what might come our way, it is not a guarantee of what will come our way," said Miller.
The model also projected the highest number of hospitalizations at any one time, before June 1, would be 304 patients, with 99 in the ICU alone.
"We use those numbers for planning, to think about how many beds we need to have available, to think about how much staff and equipment we need to have available," said Miller.
Miller said while other models may show a more optimistic or concerning outlook, this is the model endorsed by the state.
As of April 17, there have been zero coronavirus deaths in the county.