excess deaths

Death counts remain high in some states even as COVID fatalities wane

BY: - August 24, 2023

Several months after President Joe Biden ended the national emergency for COVID-19, preliminary health data indicates the historic degree to which the pandemic increased death rates nationwide — not just because of the virus itself, but also through the pandemic’s reverberating effects on society. Deaths from vehicle crashes, homicides, suicides and overdoses spiked in many […]

Up to 204,691 extra deaths in the US so far in this pandemic year

BY: - August 17, 2020

The number of deaths in the United States through July 2020 is 8% to 12% higher than it would have been if the coronavirus pandemic had never happened. That’s at least 164,937 deaths above the number expected for the first seven months of the year – 16,183 more than the number attributed to COVID-19 thus […]

‘Excess deaths’ suggest a much higher COVID-19 death toll than current count

BY: - May 14, 2020

Ohio’s COVID-19 death count might be a vast underestimation of the virus’ true reach, data from the CDC suggests. Researchers with the federal agency calculated Ohio’s “excess deaths” — the difference between expected deaths based on historical trends and the number of deaths expected in the state when all death certificate data is in.  Nearly […]