EARLY RELEASE: Trends in Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Hospitalizations, by Region – United States, March-December 2020

April 12th, 2021|

Within each U.S. Census region, the proportion of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 was highest for Hispanic or Latino patients. Racial and ethnic disparities were largest during May-July 2020 and became less pronounced as the pandemic spread throughout the country; however, disparities remained in December 2020 in all regions. ...

Provisional Mortality Data – United States, 2020

April 8th, 2021|

The age-adjusted death rate increased by 15.9% in 2020. Overall death rates were highest among Black and American Indian or Alaska Native people. COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death, and the COVID-19 death rate was highest among Hispanics. ...

Death Certificate-Based ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes for COVID-19 Mortality Surveillance – United States, January-December 2020

April 8th, 2021|

Among 378,048 death certificates from 2020 listing COVID-19 as a cause of death, 5.5% listed COVID-19 without codes for any other conditions. Among 357,133 death certificates with at least one other diagnosis, 97% had a co-occurring diagnosis of a plausible chain-of-event condition, a significant contributing condition, or both. ...