In this article/video a comparison between deaths for the main causes of death in the United States. The figure refers to the period from January 1 to November 8. For the data on Covid-19 the New York Times was used as a source. For data on other causes of death, 2018 data from the Center for Disease Control was used. Evolution of Number of Deaths for leading causes of Death – U.S.
Heart Disease, Cancer and Covid-19 the top three diseases by number of deaths in the U.S.
What are the main causes of death in the US? According to the latest data as of November 8, the deaths of Covid-19 are about 237,572. Covid-19 is the third leading cause of death in the US. A very high figure surpassed only by Heart Disease and Cancer. These two, on the other hand, according to 2018 projections, make 556,990 victims and 515,397 victims.
As far as the Covid-19 is concerned, the acceleration in terms of victims is obviously striking. If until March 31 the victims were “only” 4000, in very few months the number has increased. In April alone, the number has increased from about 4000 victims to more than 60 thousand.
Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the US
The new cases of Covid-19 don’t seem to stop. On November 13, the highest altitude was reached: 181,194 in a single day. A very strong leap forward if we think that a month ago, on October 13, the new cases had been about 54 thousand. In terms of victims, the deaths on November 13 were 1398. Also in this case compared to the month of October and sevenmpre the data peaks have increased. No nai nai levels of April but surely we are witnessing a new rise. In total the cases of Covid-19 found in the U.S. are now 10.8 million and the total victims 244 thousand.
Useful links and data sources
Several sources have been used to realize this article. For the data on Covid-19 the data from the New York Times. For data on victims by typology: Center for Disease Control.
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