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EARLY RELEASE: Excess Deaths Associated with COVID-19, by Age and Race and Ethnicity – United States, January 26-October 3, 2020

Summary What is already known about this topic? As of October 15, 216,025 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in the United States; however, this might underestimate the total impact of the pandemic on mortality. What is added by this report? Overall, an estimated 299,028 excess deaths occurred from late January through October 3, 2020, with 198,081 (66%) excess deaths attributed to COVID-19. The largest percentage increases were seen among adults aged 25–44 years and among Hispanic or Latino persons. What are the implications for public health practice? These results inform efforts to prevent mortality directly or indirectly […]Read full article >

EARLY RELEASE: Risk for In-Hospital Complications Associated with COVID-19 and Influenza – Veterans Health Administration, United States, October 1, 2018-May 31, 2020

Jordan Cates, PhD1,2; Cynthia Lucero-Obusan, MD3; Rebecca M. Dahl, MPH1; Patricia Schirmer, MD3; Shikha Garg, MD1,4; Gina Oda, MS3; Aron J. Hall, DVM1; Gayle Langley, MD1; Fiona P. Havers, MD1; Mark Holodniy, MD3,5; Cristina V. Cardemil, MD1,4 (View author affiliations) View suggested citationSummary What is already known about this topic? Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are reported to be at risk for respiratory and nonrespiratory complications. What is added by this report? Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in the Veterans Health Administration had a more than five times higher risk for in-hospital death and increased risk for 17 […]Read full article >

EARLY RELEASE: Race, Ethnicity, and Age Trends in Persons Who Died from COVID-19 – United States, May-August 2020

Jeremy A.W. Gold, MD1,2; Lauren M. Rossen, PhD3; Farida B. Ahmad, MPH3; Paul Sutton, PhD3; Zeyu Li, MPH4; Phillip P. Salvatore, PhD1,2; Jayme P. Coyle, PhD1; Jennifer DeCuir, MD, PhD1,2; Brittney N. Baack, MPH1; Tonji M. Durant, PhD1; Kenneth L. Dominguez, MD1; S. Jane Henley, MSPH1; Francis B. Annor, PhD1; Jennifer Fuld, PhD1; Deborah L. Dee, PhD1; Achuyt Bhattarai, MD1; Brendan R. Jackson, MD1 (View author affiliations) View suggested citationSummary What is already known about this topic? Persons aged ≥65 years and members of minority racial and ethnic groups are disproportionately represented among COVID-19–associated […]Read full article >

EARLY RELEASE: Prevention Race, Ethnicity, and Age Trends in Persons Who Died from COVID-19 – United States, May-August 2020

Jeremy A.W. Gold, MD1,2; Lauren M. Rossen, PhD3; Farida B. Ahmad, MPH3; Paul Sutton, PhD3; Zeyu Li, MPH4; Phillip P. Salvatore, PhD1,2; Jayme P. Coyle, PhD1; Jennifer DeCuir, MD, PhD1,2; Brittney N. Baack, MPH1; Tonji M. Durant, PhD1; Kenneth L. Dominguez, MD1; S. Jane Henley, MSPH1; Francis B. Annor, PhD1; Jennifer Fuld, PhD1; Deborah L. Dee, PhD1; Achuyt Bhattarai, MD1; Brendan R. Jackson, MD1 (View author affiliations) View suggested citationSummary What is already known about this topic? Persons aged ≥65 years and members of minority racial and ethnic groups are disproportionately represented among COVID-19–associated […]Read full article >

Transmission Dynamics by Age Group in COVID-19 Hotspot Counties – United States, April-September 2020

On October 9, 2020, this report was posted online as an MMWR Early Release. Altmetric: Citations: Views: Views equals page views plus PDF downloads CDC works with other federal agencies to identify counties with increasing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) incidence (hotspots) and offers support to state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments to limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (1). Understanding whether increasing incidence in hotspot counties is predominantly occurring in specific age groups is important for identifying opportunities to prevent or reduce transmission. The percentage of positive […]Read full article >

Demographic Characteristics, Experiences, and Beliefs Associated with Hand Hygiene Among Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic – United States, June 24-30, 2020

Mark É. Czeisler1,2,3; Amanda G. Garcia-Williams, PhD4; Noelle-Angelique Molinari, PhD4; Radhika Gharpure, DVM4; Yiman Li, MPH5; Catherine E. Barrett, PhD4; Rebecca Robbins, PhD3,6; Elise R. Facer-Childs, PhD1; Laura K. Barger, PhD3,6; Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD1,3,6; Shantha M.W. Rajaratnam, PhD1,2,3,6; Mark E. Howard, MBBS, PhD1,2,7 (View author affiliations) View suggested citationSummary What is already known about this topic? Hand hygiene, including handwashing with soap and water and using hand sanitizer containing ≥60% alcohol, is one measure recommended to prevent COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. What is added by […]Read full article >