Excess Deaths From COVID-19 and Other Causes, March-April 2020

JAMA. 2020 Aug 4;324(5):510-513. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.11787.


This study uses data from the National Center for Health Statistics to estimate excess deaths (ie, the difference between observed and expected deaths) in the US and the District of Columbia in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic.

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Cause of Death
  • Coronavirus Infections / mortality*
  • Humans
  • Mortality*
  • National Center for Health Statistics, U.S.
  • Pandemics / statistics & numerical data*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / mortality*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • United States / epidemiology