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3 million U.S. deaths in 2020, a record

3 million U.S. deaths in 2020, a record
The U.S. lost more than 3 million souls in 2020, the most ever in the country’s recorded history, and a 15% increase over last year.

Centers or Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.In the 12 months ending in May 2020 more than 81,000 people died of drug overdoses, the highest number ever for a 12-month period, the CDC said Friday.Overdose deaths had been increasing before the pandemic, the CDC said, but the new numbers pointed to an acceleration of the trend.Most Read On the downside, deaths from other causes increased, and drug overdose deaths “got much worse,” AP said.

, but the jump from 2019 to 2020 is marked even within that context, AP said, with 400,000 more people dying this year than last.It’s the largest single-year percentage increase since 1918, when both World War 1 and the flu pandemic ravaged the U.

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