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USA death rate increased sharply as death counts include both confirmed and probable cases

HealthApr 17, 2020
USA death rate increased sharply as death counts include both confirmed and probable cases
The number of deaths count in the USA increased by 11,277 for the last three days as CDC case counts and death counts include both confirmed and probable cases and deaths. On April 14, New York City reported 3,778 additional deaths that have occurred since March 11 and have been classified as "probable," defined as follows: “decedent [...] had no known positive laboratory test for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) but the death certificate lists as a cause of death “COVID-19” or an equivalent".

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