by Chhavi Madaan | 2020-08-31

A statement issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the former week reveals that approximately 94% of the deaths in COVID-19 patients involved other contributing factors. COVID-19, as the sole reason for death, was recorded in only 6% of the patients.

While the United States reportedly crossed a significant milestone of about 183 thousand total deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Scientists and Researchers continue to review and investigate the various elements associated with COVID-19 to provide a more efficient and timely medical relief.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention Claims the Majority of Deaths have had other Factors at Underplay

CDC demystifies the actual reason behind the rising death tolls in the United States. Last week, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued a list of other contributing conditions that increase the COVID-19 virus’s fatality. Some of the most notable underlying health conditions are as follows:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Bacterial and Viral infections such as Influenza and Pneumonia
  • Cardiopulmonary Arrest
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease or inconsistent Blood Pressure
  • Injury( deliberate or unintentional)like Poisoning.
  • Kidney Failure
  • Obesity
  • Vascular Cognitive Impairment or Dementia caused due to a recession in the blood flow to the brain
  • Other Respiratory Complications

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention contends that these are the prevailing health conditions that work alongside COVID-19 and have resulted in about 94% of the deaths.

Foundation of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Claims

The CDC acquired data for this research from the Death certificates of patients who died due to COVID-19. Death certificates are more comprehensive than other resources available. They comprise a detailed account of the patient’s personal, racial, ethnic, and concurrent medical history. The availability of adequate data makes these certificates immensely reliable.

However, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention also cautions the people of a probable disparity between the provisional death count used in the research and the figures maintained by medical institutions. The discrepancy is unavoidable since a death certificate requires more time and data than the State Reports.

Moreover, the unavailability of a standardized procedure of computing the casualties gives rise to an inconsistency in the data maintained by different health institutions.

While only 6% of the deaths have been caused due COVID-19 solely, it must be considered that Coronavirus has aggravated the mortality rate of other pre-existing medical conditions. CDC urges people to be cautious and adhere to the local, state, and federal authorities’ guidelines.

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Tuned.



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