Study of non-COVID-19 deaths shows 2020 increase in several demographics

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — March through May saw a significant increase in deaths over previous years – and not just from COVID-19, says a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When deaths attributed to COVID-19 were removed from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention totals, the death rate in several demographics outpaced […]

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The paper “Non-Covid-19 excess deaths by age and gender in the United States during the first three months of the Covid-19 pandemic” is available online. DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2020.10.004

The Illinois News Bureau‘s original article can be found here.