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Important Facts for Deaths due to COVID-19

Definition

Deaths with COVID-19 as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 code: U07.1

Numerator

Number of deaths due to COVID-19

Denominator

Total number of persons in the population

Why Is This Important?

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a disease caused by a virus named SARS-CoV-2 discovered in December 2019. It is very contagious and has quickly spread around the world.[https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/about-covid-19/basics-covid-19.html ^1^] COVID-19 was the second leading cause of death in New Jersey in 2020.
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