COVID-19 Surpasses Heart Disease as Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

December 16, 2020 | Strategic Insights for Health System


What**'**s the**news. ** Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now the number one cause of death in the United States in 2020, surpassing heart disease, as the average number of daily deaths increased to 1,660 from 1,470 the previous week, according to a December 4, 2020, report from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).

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