Coronavirus Plague Now Third-leading Cause of Death in America

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The coronavirus has become the third-highest cause of death in the U.S., according to a doctor’s analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data.

Maria Danilychev of San Diego charted coronavirus growth throughout the country and found that COVID-19 fatalities had surpassed Alzheimer’s, stroke and chronic lung disease with 748 deaths per day and rising, The Sacramento Bee reported Wednesday.

Heart disease is responsible for 1,774 U.S. deaths per day, and cancer causes 1,641 deaths each day, according to the CDC.

CDC data from 2017 showed more than 647,000 people die from heart disease each year while another 599,000 die from cancer. Accidents were the third-leading cause of death at the time, accounting for 169,000 deaths annually.

President Trump and the White House coronavirus task force predicted Tuesday that between 100,000 and 240,000 people in America would die from the pandemic before it is through, with Trump and other officials reinforcing the idea that people must maintain social distancing measures to lower the curve.

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SOURCE: The Hill, Kaelan Deese