The U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) lately up to date their preliminary demise statistics for the reporting interval 2/1/2020 to eight/22/2020. Based on the statistics, the CDC stated solely 6% of the 153,504 US deaths are solely associated to COVID-19. The opposite 94% had a median of two+ pre-existing situations or causes per demise. Virtually 60% of all deaths had been over 75 years previous.
Based on the CDC, the preliminary demise numbers are primarily based on demise certificates knowledge acquired and encoded by the Nationwide Heart for Well being Statistics as of August 26, 2020. Loss of life numbers are delayed and will differ from different printed sources.
Given the common life expectancy within the US of 78, it isn’t stunning that some states deliberately transfer COVID sufferers to nursing properties the place folks had been at greater threat.
Under is the excerpt from the CDC on comorbidities.
Desk three reveals the forms of well being situations and causes cited in reference to deaths associated to Coronavirus Illness 2019 (COVID-19). For six% of deaths, COVID-19 was the one trigger talked about. For deaths with situations or causes along with COVID-19, there have been a median of two.6 extra situations or causes per demise. The variety of deaths from every illness or trigger is proven for all deaths and by age group.
CDC NOTE:: The variety of situations reported on this desk is tabulated based on the deaths acquired and coded on the time of research and doesn’t symbolize all deaths which have occurred throughout this era. The info for this desk comes from a portion of the NVSS database that was created at a particular cut-off date, separate from different monitoring tables on this web page which can be tabulated on the time of the replace. Consequently, the entire variety of COVID-19 deaths on this desk might not match different monitoring tables on this web page.
* Knowledge in the course of the interval is incomplete as there’s a time lag between the time of demise and the completion of the demise certificates, submission to NCHS and processing for reporting functions. This delay can vary from 1 week to eight weeks or extra.
1 The situations contributing to demise had been recognized utilizing the Worldwide Classification of Illnesses, Tenth Revision (ICDndash; 10). Deaths with a couple of illness (e.g., deaths from diabetes and respiratory failure) had been counted in each sums. To keep away from counting the identical demise a number of occasions, the numbers for various states shouldn’t be summed.
2Deaths with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, coded based on ICD-10 code U07.1