Medical Health Cluster


Pandemic’s Death Toll Likely Vastly Underestimated

The true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic may be more than three times higher than official records suggest, researchers said. Instead of the official estimate of 5.9 million COVID-related deaths, a more realistic estimate is 18.2 million, according to a report in The Lancet. Researchers compared data from 74 […]

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Global COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 6 Million

The official global COVID-19 death toll passed 6 million on Monday, marking another grim milestone as the pandemic enters its third year. The U.S. has reported the highest number of deaths by far, with more than 958,000 total deaths as of Monday morning, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. […]

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Rates of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by Vaccination Status

To monitor rates of COVID-19 cases and deaths by vaccination status, data are reported from jurisdictions that link case surveillance data to immunization registries to identify the vaccination status of people who test positive for COVID-19. The participating jurisdictions represent over half of the U.S. population and all regions of […]

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Death Certificate–Based ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes for COVID-19 Mortality Surveillance — United States, January–December 2020

Summary What is already known about this topic? During 2020, approximately 375,000 U.S. deaths were attributed to COVID-19. What is added by this report? Among 378,048 death certificates from 2020 listing COVID-19, 5.5% listed COVID-19 without codes for any other conditions. Among 357,133 death certificates with at least one other […]

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