At the current rate of daily fatalities, the US death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic may surpass 400,000 before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on Wednesday. Another 14,400 Americans are projected to die from the virus over the next six days, according to an ensemble forecast published by the CDC. This comes as the nation's health care system scrambles to keep up with the influx of new patients, with more than 128,000 people hospitalized across the country, according to the COVID Tracking Project.