Aug 30, 2020

Rob Lauer Political Reporter

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention released new data last week that reports how many Americans who have died from COVID-19 also had other contributing conditions. According to the report, only 6% of all deaths reported had COVID-19 as the only cause of death. 94% of patients who died from coronavirus had other “health conditions and contributing causes” listed on their death certificates.

According to World-O-meter, 1,302 people died from CV19 in Nevada since March 2020. Of those, using CDC statistical tables, only 78 people have died in Nevada from CV19 and no other causes of death.

68K people were listed as having the Flu as a cause of death. 5,608 people’s death certificates listed Altimeter as a cause of death and CV19.

There is no data in this report that indicates how many people who died from non CV19 causes contracted CV19 while in the hospital being treated for their primary illness like heart disease.

The CDC Reports states:

“Table 3 shows the types of health conditions and contributing causes mentioned in conjunction with deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.”

The full report link:



The CDC listed the top conditions contributing to deaths involving CV19:

  • Influenza and pneumonia
  • Respiratory failure
  • Hypertensive disease
  • Diabetes
  • Vascular and unspecified dementia
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Heart failure
  • Renal failure
  • Intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning and other adverse events
  • Other medical conditions

The CDC states that their data “deliver the most complete and accurate picture of lives lost to COVID-19.”

These numbers are based on death certificates, which the organization says are the most reliable source of data. Death certificates reportedly contain information that is not available anywhere else and includes comorbid conditions, race and ethnicity, and place of death.

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