2020 Is The Deadliest Year In U.S. History

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Preliminary CDC figures suggest 2020 will be the deadliest year in U.S. history with more than 3.2 million deaths (above) 

 * Preliminary CDC figures suggest 2020 will be the deadliest year in U.S. history with a record 3,260,397 
 * The 2020 death toll is approximately 15% higher than the 2,835,533 Americans who died in 2019
 * Other deadly years include 1,430,079 deaths in 1918, the year of the Spanish Flu pandemic; 1,459,544 deaths in 1943, amid World War II; and 1 ,930,082 deaths in 1968 at the height of the Vietnam War 
 * It includes more than 347,000 people in the U.S. who died of COVID-19 
 * One study found an additional 75,000 people died indirectly due to the pandemic such as delaying seeking life-saving medical care 
 * CDC data also shows a record 81,000 died of drug overdoses, mainly due to opioids such as fentanyl 
Preliminary figures suggests 2020 will be the deadliest year in U.S. history. 
A record 3,260,397 people died last year, which public health experts says is due to COVID-19, indirect pandemic deaths and overdoses. 
That figure is about 15 percent higher than the 2,835,533 Americans who died in 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

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