CDC Estimates 300,000 Excess Deaths in 2020, Largely Driven by COVID-19

This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report indicating that from late January to early October 2020, the United States experienced nearly 300,000 more deaths than the typical number during the same period in previous years. Notably, at least two-thirds of the 300,000 excess deaths were related to COVID-19. According to the CDC, several racial and ethnic subgroups experienced disproportionate increases in deaths. Specifically, the largest percentage increases in excess deaths occurred among Hispanic or Latino, Asian, American Indian, and Black individuals, as well as all adults aged 25-44.

The full CDC report is available here.