Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
Home / World / Americas

COVID-19 to push US mortality up through 2023: Washington Post

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-09-02 14:36
Share - WeChat
Lila Blanks holds the casket of her husband, Gregory Blanks, 50, who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), ahead of his funeral in San Felipe, Texas, US, January 26, 2021. [Photo/Agencies]

WASHINGTON - A new US government report predicts that the COVID-19 pandemic will push the country's mortality up through 2023, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

The US federal government expects the country's mortality rates to be elevated by 15 percent in 2021 over pre-pandemic norms and not return to normal levels until 2023, said the report.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that since Feb 1, 2020, the country has suffered between 613,000 and 783,000 more deaths than it typically would in that time. These deaths are from COVID-19, and other causes, according to the report.

Most Viewed in 24 Hours
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349