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The number of COVID-19 deaths in 2021 this week surpassed the 2020 number, according to data from John Hopkins University, which has tallied 770,816 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. is more than twice the number. 2020.

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were there 385,343 CDC’s count of COVID-19-related deaths in 2020, subtracted from John Hopkins University covid-19 death count Shows that so far this year there have been 385,437 Covid-19 related deaths.

The CDC currently shows 382,861 deaths so far this year, but its count lags behind that of Johns Hopkins, as it only includes deaths after reports came in. Received and processed by the National Center for Health Statistics.

The official tally of Covid-19 deaths in 2020 is believed to be low due to lack of testing capacity to confirm the cause of death.

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