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Weekly Counts of Death by Jurisdiction and Select Causes of Death

Metadata Updated: February 4, 2023

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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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: See this page for license information.

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Dates

Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 4, 2023
Data Update Frequency R/P1W

Metadata Source

Harvested from Healthdata.gov

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 4, 2023
Publisher Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Maintainer
Identifier https://data.cdc.gov/api/views/u6jv-9ijr
Data First Published 2020-05-28
Data Last Modified 2023-02-01
Category NCHS
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1W
Bureau Code 009:20
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Metadata Catalog ID https://healthdata.gov/data.json
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
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Harvest Source Id 651e43b2-321c-4e4c-b86a-835cfc342cb0
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
Program Code 009:020
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 995943ddf4d94e20d9f6effda1650d4d965b6b6f
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial United States, Puerto Rico

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