COVID-19 leading cause of death for people aged 35 to 54 in September, the report finds | MCU Times

COVID-19 leading cause of death for people aged 35 to 54 in September, the report finds

The coronavirus was the leading cause of death for people aged 35 to 54 last month and came on the list of the seven best causes of death in other age groups, an analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation found.

COVID-19 is also ranked as the leading cause of death among people aged 35 to 54 in August, says the KFF report. In July, COVID-19 ranked fifth for 35- to 44-year-olds and fourth for 45- to 54-year-olds.

More than 61,600 people aged 35 to 54 have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic on Wednesday, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Specific data on deaths for age groups were not provided in the report.

The more infectious COVID-19 delta variant, easing restrictions on social distancing, and “inadequate vaccination rates” caused COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths to re-emerge, briefly placing the respiratory disease early this year as the leading cause of death. topping perennial leaders heart disease and cancer, Kaiser Family Foundation researchers wrote in the report published Wednesday.

About 3,135 people died from COVID-19 each day in January, KFF found. The death rate began to decline afterwards, but began to rise again in August with the spread of the delta variant. In September, COVID-19 cost an average of 1,899 lives every day, the report said.

Heart disease, which typically ranks as the leading cause of death in the United States each year, kills an average of about 1,800 people daily, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An estimated 1,600 Americans die of cancer every day, according to the National Cancer Institute.

KFF researchers say the deaths from COVID-19 are falling this month with a daily average of more than 1,600 people who died in the first week of October. Most COVID-19 deaths have been among the unvaccinated.

For most of 2020, COVID-19 ranked as the third leading cause of death, the analysis says. In July, it fell to the seventh leading cause of death in the United States before moving up the list again.

KFF analysts estimate that since June, about 90,000 deaths due to COVID-19 among adults could have been prevented with vaccination.

As of Friday, coronavirus has infected more than 44 million people and killed about 722,000 in the United States, a Johns Hopkins survey shows. Nearly 66% of the U.S. population and 77% of people 12 years and older were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday, the CDC said.

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