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Health Indicator Report of Deaths due to COVID-19

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.

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to COVID-19 by County, New Jersey, 2020


Data Sources

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death File. CDC WONDER On-line Database accessed at [https://wonder.cdc.gov/Deaths-by-Underlying-Cause.html]
  • Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
  • Population Estimates, [https://www.nj.gov/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html State Data Center], New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

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
Page Content Updated On 10/17/2022, Published on 10/19/2022
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