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As of October 15, 216 025 deaths from Coronavirus Disease 2019 have been reported in the United States *; however, this number might underestimate the total impact of the pandemic on mortality. Measures of excess deaths have been used to estimate the impact of public health pandemics or disasters, particularly when there are questions about underascertainment of deaths directly attributable to event or cause. Excess deaths are defined as the number of people WHO have died of all causes, in excess of the expected number of deaths for given place and time. This report describes trends and demographic patterns in excess deaths during January 26-October 3 2020. Expect numbers of deaths were estimated using overdispersed Poisson regression models with spline terms to account for seasonal patterns, using provisional mortality data from CDCs National Vital Statistics System. Weekly numbers of deaths by age group and race / ethnicity were assessed to examine the difference between the weekly number of deaths occurring in 2020 and the average number occurring in the same week during 2015-2019 and percentage change in 2020. Overall, estimated 299 028 excess deaths have occurred in the United States from late January through October 3 2020, with two thirds of these attributed to COVID-19. The largest percentage increases were seen among adults aged 25-44 years and among Hispanic or Latino people. These results provide information about the degree to which COVID-19 deaths might be underascertained and inform efforts to prevent mortality directly or indirectly associated with COVID-19 pandemic, such as efforts to minimize disruptions to Health Care. Estimates of excess deaths can provide a comprehensive account of mortality related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including deaths that are directly or indirectly attributable to COVID-19. Estimates of numbers of deaths directly attributable to COVID-19 might be limited by factors such as availability and use of diagnostic testing and accurate and complete reporting of cause of death information on death certificate. Excess death analyses are not subject to these limitations because they examine historical trends in all-cause mortality to determine the degree to which observed numbers of deaths differ from historical norms. In April 2020, CDCs National Center For Health Statistics will begin publishing data on excess deaths associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. This report describes trends and demographic patterns in the number of excess deaths occurring in the United States from January 26 2020, through October 3 2020, and differences by age and race / ethnicity using provisional mortality data from NVSS. Excess deaths are typically defined as the number of people WHO have died from all causes, in excess of the expected number of deaths for given place and time. A detailed description of the methodology for estimating excess deaths has been described previously. Briefly, expected numbers of deaths are estimated using overdispersed Poisson regression models with spline terms to account for seasonal patterns. Average expect number, as well as upper bound of 95% prediction interval, are used as thresholds to determine the number of excess deaths and percentage excess.

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The places hit hardest

Its milestone country was never supposed to reach. First, there were reassurances: Like miracle, it will disappear, President promised months ago. And then come shutdowns, with calls for coherent national strategy and optimistic project death tolls. But divine has not intervene. Shutdowns were lift, warnings ignored and predictions surpass. And now, novel coronavirus has officially killed more than 150 000 people in the United States, according to data gathered by WASHINGTON Post. While disease continues to kill the oldest with impunity, other disturbing trends have emerge. Among them: Hispanics make up an increasing proportion of COVID-19 deaths. More than 25 800 people have been struck down by merciless pathogen, which now accounts for 1 out of every 5 deaths among Hispanics, according to Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed by Post. The American death count reached six figures just after Memorial Day. In the summer weeks that follow, leaders who triumphantly reopen their States reverse course as coronavirus infections soar among their residents. Instead of jump-starting the economy, restart fuel viruss spread. The national fatality rate, in decline for most of June, began rising steadily in July, and scenes from the pandemic's darkest days overwhelmed hospitals and overflowing morgues of New York City were reenacted in States across the South and West. The contours of the crisis have not changed much: viruses have continued to deepen countrys divides and exploit its systemic inequities. Willingness to wear a mask, perhaps the most basic precaution, varies widely by political affiliation. And those hurt most by rampant spread are still overwhelmingly elderly and disproportionately people of color. New numbers published recently by CDC present one of the most complete pictures yet of pandemics evolving impact and shifting burden. When the virus first swept across the country, it devastated black communities, killing African Americans at a disproportionately high rate in nearly every jurisdiction that publishes race data. In recent weeks, Hispanics and Native Americans have made up an increasing proportion of COVID-19 deaths. Disease now accounts for nearly 20 percent of all deaths among those groups, higher than any other race or ethnicity in recent weeks, according to Post analysis of CDC Data. Both in hot-spot States, and in States where the total number of deaths has decrease, Hispanics make up an increasing share of those deaths. Signal that pandemics shifting demographics are not due to its shifting geography. The death rate among Native Americans, meanwhile, has stayed somewhat consistent, even as it declines for other groups. States have reported an average of more than 1 000 virus-related deaths per day this week, highest rate since late May, and experts say the toll is likely to increase rapidly.

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What you can do

Figures cited on social media are far off from mainstream projections. They may even be pessimistic about how likely someone is to survive bout of COVID-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified to Congress in March that the mortality rate may be as low as 1% when accounting for people who are infected but do develop symptoms severe enough to be test. To Fauci, given how infectious the new coronavirus has proven to be, that is a very dire figure. 1% mortality rate means it is 10-times more lethal than seasonal flu, Fauci say. I think that is something people can get their arms around and understand. A 99% survival rate might sound promising. But when it is scaled out to the rest of the country-all 329 million residents-1% survival rate takes on different meaning. Attending physicians for Congress and the US Supreme Court predicted early in the pandemic that 70 million to 150 million US residents would contract COVID-19. The 1% mortality rate at that scale of infection is between 700 000 and 1. 5 million dead-roughly population of Washington, DC, on the low end or the entire population of Hawaii on the high end.

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Worldwide mortality

The Diagonal lines on the chart below correspond to different case fatality ratios. Countries falling on uppermost lines have the highest observed case fatality ratios. Points with black border correspond to the 20 most affected countries by COVID-19 worldwide, based on number of deaths. Hover over circles to see the country name and ratio value. Use boxes on top to toggle between: 1 mortality per absolute number of cases total confirmed cases within country; and mortality per 100 000 people. This represents the general population, with both confirmed cases and healthy people.

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Severe Disease: Hospitalizations and Deaths

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Test (studies)SensitivitySpecificityLR+LR-PV+PV-
Rapid antigen tests (8)56.2%99.5%1120.4492%95%
Molecular tests (11)95.2%98.9%870.0590%99%
Abbott ID Now (5)76.8%99.6%1920.2396%97%
Cepheid Xpert Xpress (6)99.4%96.8%310.0177%100%

High Transmission Rate but Evidence Of Protective Immunity on Fishing Vessel Outbreak.S This is a case report that investigates natural experiments in Disease Transmission. Prior to departure, entire crew of the commercial fishing vessel was tested using reference laboratory PCR and was also tested for IgG To SARS-CoV-2 and specifically the presence of neutralizing Antibodies. Whereas everyone Test Negative using PCR on departure, one person was miss, who Go on to infect 103 out of 122 people on ship. Prior to departure, six crew members Test Positive for Antibodies To SARS-CoV-2, of whom three had evidence of neutralizing antibodies. Here is an interesting finding: Whereas 103 of 117 crew without neutralizing antibodies were infect, none of three with neutralized antibodies were infect. This Suggest good immunity for those with neutralizing antibodies due to previous infection, although how long lasting it is remains an open question. Excess Mortality in the United States, Two-Thirds Of Which Are Directly attributed To COVID-19. As of October 15 2020, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 216 000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and reports that this is a likely underestimate. Measures of excess mortality have been used in previous pandemics and health disasters to mitigate potential underestimation of mortality. These authors look at weekly All-cause Mortality Rates going back several years to establish stable temporal trends. They also use data from the National Vital Statistics System to identify Deaths caused by COVID-19. Between January 26 2020, and October 3 2020, United States experienced 299 028 more deaths than what would historically been expect. Two-thirds were attributed to COVID-19, and the rest were attributed to other causes. Younger age groups have Lower Death Rates, so the authors also report percentage changes in excess mortality. Surprisingly, greatest percentage increase occurred in those between 25 and 44 years of age, who had 26. 5% increase over expected deaths. In Americans between 45 to 64, 65 to 74 75 to 84, and 85 years of age or older, percentage increase in Deaths was 14. 4%, 24. 1%, 21. 5%, and 14. 7%, Respectively. The report does not adjust for socioeconomic status, but the authors report that the average percentage increase was largest for Hispanic people and that deaths were 28. 9% above average for non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native People, 32. 9% above average for Black people, 34. 6% above average for those of other or unknown race or ethnicity, and 36. 6% above average for Asian people. Frequently updated data is available at https: / www. Cdc. Gov / nchs / nvss / vsrr / covid19 / excess_deaths. Htm. Parenthetically, blip seen from December 2017 to January 2018 is probably from the H1N1 influenza epidemic. The United States Ranks Poorly in COVID-19 Death Rates compared with Other Developed Countries. In this Report, investigators compare COVID-19 Specific Mortality per 100 000 Individuals and excess All-cause Mortality per 100 000 Individuals in the United States with that of 18 Other Developed Countries. The Measurement period was 38 weeks of COVID-19 Pandemic through September 19 2020.

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Table2

Racial/Ethnic groupMean of estimated differences, % (range)Mean of estimated ratios of proportion of cases to proportion of population (range)
Hispanic/Latino30.2 (8.0 to 68.2)4.4 (1.2 to 14.6)
Black/African American14.5 (2.3 to 31.7)2.3 (1.2 to 7.0)
American Indian/Alaska Native39.3 (16.4 to 57.9)4.2 (1.9 to 6.4)
Asian4.7 (2.7 to 6.8)2.9 (2.0 to 4.7)
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander4.5 (0.1 to 31.5)8.5 (2.7 to 18.4)
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ILI Activity Levels

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Texas Surveillance ComponentChange from Previous WeekCurrent WeekPrevious WeekPage of Report
Statewide influenza activity level reported to CDC (geographic spread of influenza)Not determined during the summerN/AN/A-
Statewide ILINet Activity Indicator assigned by CDC (intensity of influenza-like illness)Not determined during the summerN/AN/A-
Percentage of specimens positive for influenza by hospital laboratories0.25%1.67%1.42%1
Percentage of visits due to ILI (ILINet)0.23%2.07%1.84%2
Number of regions reporting increased flu/ILI activity2314
Number of regions reporting decreased flu/ILI activity1214
Number of variant/novel influenza infectionsNo cases reported004
Number of ILI/influenza outbreaksNo change004
Number of pediatric influenza deathsNo change005

Data collected in ILINet is used to produce a measure of ILI activity for all 50 States, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, District of Columbia, and New York City and for each core-base statistical area where at least one provider is locate. Mean report percentage of visits due to ILI for the current week is compared with mean report during non-Influenza weeks, and activity levels correspond to the number of standard deviations below, at, or above mean. The number of jurisdictions at each activity level during week 42 and the previous week are summarized in the table below. Additional information about medically attended Outpatient and emergency department visits for ILI and CLI: Surveillance Methods

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Discussion

As of September 21 2020, coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic had resulted in more than 6 800 000 reported US cases and more than 199 000 associated deaths. * Early in the pandemic, COVID-19 incidence was highest among older adults. Cdc examined changing age distribution of COVID-19 pandemic in the United States during May-August by assessing three indicators: COVID-19-like illness-related emergency Department visits, positive reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test results for SARS-CoV-2, virus that causes COVID-19, and confirmed COVID-19 cases. Nationwide, median age of COVID-19 cases declined from 46 years in May to 37 years in July and 38 in August. Similar patterns were seen for COVID-19-like illness-related ED visits and positive SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test results in all US Census Regions. During June-August, COVID-19 incidence was highest in persons aged 20-29 years, who account for > 20% of all confirmed cases. The Southern United States experienced regional outbreaks of COVID-19 in June. In these regions, increases in the percentage of positive SARS-CoV-2 test results among adults aged 20-39 years precede increases among adults aged 60 years by an average of 8. 7 days, suggesting that younger adults likely contributed to community transmission of COVID-19. Give role of asymptomatic and presymptomatic transmission, strict adherence to community mitigation strategies and personal preventive behaviors by younger adults is needed to help reduce their risk for infection and subsequent transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to persons at higher risk for severe illness. Cdc examined age trends during May-August for 50 States and the District of Columbia using three indicators: 1 COVID-19-like illness-related ED visits; 2 positive SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test results; and 3 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Covid-19-like illness-related ED visits, reported by health facilities to National Syndromic Surveillance Program NSSP, had fever with cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing in chief complaint text or discharge diagnostic code for COVID-19 and no diagnostic codes for influenza. Analyses of COVID-19-like illness-related ED visits were based on ED visit date. Sars-cov-2 RT-PCR test results were obtained from COVID-19 electronic laboratory reporting data submitted by state Health departments in 37 States and, when age was unavailable in state-submit data, from data submitted directly by public Health, commercial, and reference laboratories in 13 States and DC. Data represents number of specimens test, not individual persons who receive testing. Analyses were based on specimen collection date or test order date. * Daily percentage of positive SARS-CoV-2 test results percent positivity was calculated as the number of positive test results divided by the sum of positive and negative test results. Confirm COVID-19 cases were identified from individual-level case reports submitted by state health departments; analyses were based on the date the case was reported to CDC. Confirm COVID-19 cases had positive SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test result. Case data represents individual people, some of whom might have had multiple positive test results. Monthly incidence was calculated using 2018 US Census population estimates. National case count, percentage distributions, and estimated incidence of confirmed COVID-19 cases were calculated by 10-year age increments and by month May-August.

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Leading causes of death

The new KFF analysis examines leading causes of death and mortality rates in the United States and comparable countries. The US has a higher COVID-19 mortality rate than many of its peer countries, with COVID-19 ranking as nation's third-Leading cause of death in 2020, behind only Heart Disease and Cancer. Among similarly large and wealthy countries, only in Belgium does COVID-19 also rank as the third highest cause of death. Covid-19 ranks fourth in France, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, but much lower in Germany and Austria, where it ranks 17 and 18 respectively. The Analysis compared the number of COVID-19 deaths in each country through October 15 with annual deaths for other conditions in the most recent full year of data, generally 2017. On the heels of a CDC study finding nearly 300 000 excess deaths in the US, this KFF analysis looks at excess death data internationally, finding that per capita rate of excess deaths in US is among highest compared to similarly large and wealthy countries. Prior to the pandemic, US had the highest overall mortality rate compared to peer countries. Coronavirus will likely widen the gap in mortality rates between the US and its peer countries, both due to higher number of deaths directly attributed to COVID-19 in the US compared to peer countries, as well as due to causes potentially exacerbated by pandemic, including delay or forgo care. Analysis is available on Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker, online information hub dedicated to monitoring and assessing performance of the US Health System.

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Excess mortality

Excess Mortality is a term used in epidemiology and public Health that refers to the number of deaths from all causes during a crisis above and beyond what we would expect to see under normal conditions. 1 in this case, were interested in how deaths during COVID-19 pandemic compare to the average number of deaths over the same period in previous years. Excess Mortality is a more comprehensive measure of the total impact of pandemic on deaths than the confirmed COVID-19 Death count alone. In addition to confirmed deaths, Excess Mortality capture COVID-19 deaths that were not correctly diagnosed and reported 2 as well as deaths from other causes that are attributable to overall crisis conditions. 3 Excess Mortality can be measured in several ways. The simplest way is to take the raw number of deaths observed in give period in 2020-say Week 10, which ends on 8 March 4-and subtract the average number of deaths in that week over previous years,. For example, last five. While the raw number of deaths helps give the US a rough sense of scale, this measure has its limitations, including being less comparable across countries due to large differences in populations. The measure that is more comparable across countries is P-score, which calculates Excess Mortality as the percentage difference between the number of weekly deaths in 2020 and the average number of deaths in the same week over the previous five years. For example, if a country had a P-score of 100% in give week in 2020, that would mean the death count for that week was 100% higher than-that is, double-average death count in the same week over the previous five years. While P-score is a useful measure, it too has limitations. For example, five-year average death count might be a relatively crude measure of normal deaths because it does not account for trends in population size or mortality. For more in-depth discussion of the limitations and strengths of different measures of Excess Mortality, see our article with John Muellbauer and Janine Aron. Mortality data has been incomplete in recent weeks because of delays in death reporting. For example, based on a 2016 study, CDC estimates that death reporting in the US is approximately 27% completed within 2 weeks, 54% completed within 4 weeks, and at least 75% completed within 8 weeks of when death occur. 5 Similar delays in death reporting exist for all countries to varying extents. To avoid showing data that is incomplete and therefore inaccurate, we do not show the most recent 1-4 weeks of each countrys data series. A Decisions about how MANY weeks to exclude is made separately for each country. To only show data that is at least 80% complete, based on empirical studies of delays in Death reporting. 6 chart here shows Excess Mortality during pandemic for all ages using P-score.

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Methods

Knowing infection Fatality Rate of novel Coronavirus infections is essential for fighting against the Coronavirus disease pandemic. 1 2 substantial amount of uncertainty in projecting effects of pandemic at population level and impact of public policies and directives, such as physical distancing measures, as well as the impact of potential future shortages of health care supply pivots around uncertainty of this parameter. Ifr is a ratio of two numbers: number of deaths caused by COVID-19 and the total number of people in the population who were genuinely infected by the virus. However, for many reasons, both the numerator and denominator of IFR are measured with error. For example, errors in denominator arise because patients remain asymptomatic during the first few days of infection, testing is not universal and is selective at best, and longitudinal data on patients with COVID-19 is unavailable at national level. 3 Measurement errors may also exist in numerators because of undercounting of deaths due to social isolation and other factors and because some COVID-19-relate deaths are attributed to other factors. 4 As a consequence, report Case Fatality Rate for COVID-19, which is an estimate based on the reported number of COVID-19-related deaths and reported number of cases that were laboratory confirmed as COVID-19 infections, provides a biased estimate of IFR. It could be bias because the actual number of individuals who are infected is not know. It also could be bias downward because some of those who are currently infected could die in the future or because deaths are undercounted. Upward bias is likely to be much larger during the early phase of testing. Most estimates of the COVID-19 Fatality Rate currently available around world suffer from these biases. 5 in this article I try to overcome these biases using national US data on counts of reported deaths and detect COVID-19 cases and temporality of reported Case Fatality Rate to make inferences about infection Fatality Rate for COVID-19. My method does not account for the fraction of cases with COVID-19 infection where patients recover without any major symptoms. These asymptomatic patients do not contribute to any of the reported statistics on COVD-19 deaths and cases. True IFR should include these patients in denominator. However, in this article, because I try to eliminate measurement errors in report CFRs based on trends in report COVID-19 deaths and cases, I am unable to account for this fraction of the population that remain asymptomatic with infections. As a consequence, what I estimate is IFR among symptomatic COVID-19 cases or true Case Fatality Rate, where no reporting errors are present.

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Timeline of Events

W hen White House project on March 31 that, even with social distancing measures, 100 000 to 240 000 Americans could die of COVID-19, numbers were not necessarily shocking to those WHO had been paying attention. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has already said he projects between 100 000 to 200 000 US Deaths, and estimates by Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation AT University of Washington are not much different, projecting 81 766 AMERICAN Deaths by Aug. 4, As of April 6. But, even though those numbers were only projections, it was already clear that this war with an invisible enemy would be as deadly as, and in some cases, deadlier than, some of the worst battles in US history. Soon after the White House announced its projection, observers were quick to make comparison to the Vietnam War, during which about 60 000 people were killed on the battlefield. The Visualizations below show how COVID-19 projections and real death toll compare to estimated US death tolls of several other pandemics that have hit the US and major conflicts dating back to the Revolutionary War and up through September 11 attacks and subsequent War on Terror operations, drawing mostly from data gathered by Congressional Research Service, Defense Casualty Analysis System and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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