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Weekly Counts of Death by Jurisdiction and Select Causes of Death

Metadata Updated: September 29, 2023

Effective September 27, 2023, this dataset will no longer be updated. Similar data are accessible from wonder.cdc.gov.

This visualization provides weekly data on the number of deaths by jurisdiction of occurrence and cause of death. Counts of deaths in more recent weeks can be compared with counts from earlier years to determine if the number is higher than expected. Selected causes of death are shown, based on analyses of the most prevalent comorbid conditions reported on death certificates where COVID-19 was listed as a cause of death (see https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm#Comorbidities). Cause of death counts are based on the underlying cause of death, and presented for Respiratory diseases, Circulatory diseases, Malignant neoplasms, and Alzheimer disease and dementia. Estimated numbers of deaths due to these other causes of death could represent misclassified COVID-19 deaths, or potentially could be indirectly related to COVID-19 (e.g., deaths from other causes occurring in the context of health care shortages or overburdened health care systems). Deaths with an underlying cause of death of COVID-19 are not included in these estimates of deaths due to other causes. Deaths due to external causes (i.e. injuries) or unknown causes are excluded. For more detail, see the Technical Notes.

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Dates

Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date September 29, 2023
Data Update Frequency irregular

Metadata Source

Harvested from Healthdata.gov

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date September 29, 2023
Publisher Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Maintainer
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Data First Published 2020-05-28
Data Last Modified 2023-09-27
Category NCHS
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
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Harvest Source Title Healthdata.gov
Homepage URL https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/excess_deaths.htm
License https://www.usa.gov/government-works
Old Spatial United States, Puerto Rico
Program Code 009:020
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