WORLD Covid was third leading cause of US deaths in 2020: govt data

WORLD

Covid was third leading cause of US deaths in 2020: govt data

AFP

23:17, March 31, 2021

The marble lion "Fortitude" is seen with a face mask in front of the New York Pubulic Library on the Fifth Avenue in New York, the United States, July 8, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

Covid-19 was the third leading cause of death in the United States in 2020, according to provisional data released on Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Heart disease was responsible for about 690,000 deaths, cancer for 598,000 deaths and Covid for 345,000 deaths, according to a new report.

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