CDC finds COVID-19 drove 15% spike in US death rate in 2020

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study has found that last year was the deadliest in U.S. history, with COVID-19 helping to drive a 15% increase in deaths, Politico reported on Wednesday.

Over three million people died in the U.S. in 2020, Politico said, adding COVID-19 was the third most common cause of death, behind only heart disease and cancer.

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