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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.[ ^1^] COVID-19 was the second leading cause of death in New Jersey in 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 []
  • Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
  • Population Estimates, [ State Data Center], New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development


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


Number of deaths due to COVID-19


Total number of persons in the population
Page Content Updated On 10/17/2022, Published on 10/19/2022
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