COVID-19 is Now the Third Leading Cause of Death in the US

Via The Hill:

COVID-19 is currently the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., eight months after the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in the country. The coronavirus is behind only heart disease and cancer among causes of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The U.S. has confirmed more than 5.4 million cases of COVID-19, leading to at least 170,434 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The country has been recording an average of more than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths per day over the past three weeks, according to New York Times data. Frieden also told CNN that the rate of death in the U.S. is higher than in several other countries. Last week, Americans were eight times more likely than Europeans to die from the coronavirus. More than 30 states still have test positivity rates of more than 5 percent, the World Health Organization’s recommended rate before economic reopenings.

Source/more: The Hill