94% of COVID-19 Deaths in US Have Contributing Health Conditions: CDC
The data update, which was made on Aug. 26, incorporated deaths that occurred in the United States from Feb. 1 to Aug. 22, but may still be incomplete “because of the lag in time between when the death occurred and when the death certificate is completed.”
According to the report, the CDC indicated that out of all the deaths recorded during this time, only six percent of them listed COVID-19 as the only contributing factor. Furthermore, the report indicated that in the other 94 percent, individuals suffered from, on average, 2.6 additional health conditions.
The CDC listed the top contributing health conditions along with COVID-19 as Influenza and pneumonia, respiratory failure, hypertensive disease, diabetes, cardiac arrest, heart, and renal failure, as well as vascular and unspecified dementia.
According to WTVM, Bill Harris, a coroner in Lee County, Georgia, said that the majority of his COVID-19 death cases (from 80 to 90 percent of them) had other contributing health conditions along with COVID-19. For him, the data from CDC’s updated report didn’t seem shocking because out of all of the cases that he had seen, only a select few of them had COVID-19 as the only factor with no other medical issues.
New @CDCMMWR: Among people with COVID-19, hospitalizations were 6 times higher and deaths 12 times higher among those with reported underlying conditions compared to those with no reported underlying conditions. Protect yourself and others. https://t.co/EZxsDFS2Dy pic.twitter.com/FfBxakuQNu
— CDC (@CDCgov) June 15, 2020
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