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Where Deaths Are Increasing The Fastest In The US

A new report by Richey Piiparinen, Director of Urban Theory and Analytics at the Levin College, “Where Deaths Are Increasing the Fastest in the US,” shows that Ohio and Cuyahoga County perform poorly when it comes to mortality rate. Ohio had the 9th highest mortality rate in the nation in 2021. Ohio also had the 8th highest increase in mortality rate from 2019 to 2021. For large counties, Cuyahoga County had the 3rd highest mortality rate in 2021.

“The annual increase in deaths in 2020 was the largest in 100 years,” explains the Census in their recent report “Pandemic Disrupted Historical Mortality Patterns, Caused Largest Jump in Deaths in 100 Years.” Deaths went up from 2.85 million in 2019 to 3.34 million in 2020, a gain of nearly 19%. “Deaths in 2021 [3.42 million] were still up 19.7% from 2019,” the Census explains, “an indication that despite widespread availability of vaccines, COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on mortality.” Amid this backdrop, Piiparinen’s analysis uses newly released data from the Census’ Population Estimates file to examine the mortality rate for all states and counties in the United States.

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