For the second consecutive year, Covid was the third most common cause of death in the United States in 2021: Covid-related deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 was the third largest cause of mortality for the second year in a row, following heart disease and cancer, according to the CDC.
According to one of the most recent estimates from the top medical organisation, the CDC, Coronavirus has emerged as one of the major causes of mortality in the United States, with over 4,60,000 deaths attributed to the virus in 2021. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). According to official statistics, the number of deaths this year was 60,000 more than the previous year.
“For the second year in a row, COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death, trailing only heart disease and cancer,” according to the report, which also notes that “overall death rates were highest among non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaskan Native and non-Hispanic Black or African American populations.”
According to the main medical agency, the US witnessed the highest date in 2021 since 2003. “While COVID-19 death rates declined for those aged 85 years and above, death rates for people aged 75 years and up increased dramatically from 2020 to 2021,” the paper states.
With over 8 crore cases documented since the beginning of the pandemic, the United States has the highest total Covid tally in the world.
While the situation has improved significantly as vaccine coverage has increased, the CDC has warned that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is always evolving.
In the first half of 2021, the Alpha variant appeared, followed by the even more transmissible Delta variant. The outbreak was then triggered by a highly contagious Omicron mutant.” BA.2.12.1, an Omicron subline age (also known as a “subvariant”), has surfaced in recent weeks and is becoming more common in some sections of the country. BA.2.12.1 appears to be expanding its variant proportion quicker than other Omicron subline ages, according to preliminary research. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to learn more about BA.2.12.1, how it spreads, and how effective existing COVID-19 therapies and vaccines are in combating it “reads from the body a statement.
More than 98 percent of the population lives in areas where Covid community levels are low or medium.
Edited By:Khushi Thakur
Published By: Mohammed Anees