One Year In: How COVID’s Toll Compares With Other Causes of Death

One Year In: How COVID’s Toll Compares With Other Causes of Death

As of Wednesday afternoon, 528,603 Americans had died of the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University data. All other causes of death pale in comparison to the coronavirus death toll. Most of the 10 leading causes of death are not primarily driven by infections, whereas the coronavirus is. Another way to look at the toll of the coronavirus pandemic is by considering “excess deaths,” a statistic tracked by the CDC. The weekly excess deaths add up to 559,887 additional deaths since the pandemic began.

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