CDC: COVID-19 Was Third Leading Cause Of Death In 2020, People Of Color Hit Hardest

Posted by on March 31, 2021 1:45 pm
Categories: US National Stories

Congressional leaders held a candlelight vigil outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on February 23, 2021 to mark the more than 500,000 U.S. deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 was the third leading underlying cause of death in 2020, according to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday.

A pair of reports published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday sheds new light on the approximately 375,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the U.S. last year.

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