COVID-19 Third Leading Cause of Death in 2020

04/02/2021 12:23 PM | Anonymous

The CDC released a report on March 31, 2021 listing coronavirus as the third leading underlying cause of U.S. deaths in 2020.  The first two leading causes of death were cancer and heart disease.  In 2020, COVID-19 deaths accounted for about 11 percent of U.S. deaths.  In 2020, nearly 3.4 million individuals died in the U.S., and increase of 15.9 percent from 2019.

Read the full report posted on the CDC website.

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