COVID-19 Numbers: Visualizing The Perspective

A compendium of ConnectLocal mortality charts utilizing the most recent CDC, GDPH, Johns Hopkins and W.H.O. Data to compare both Georgia and National COVID-19 data to base years, as well as providing a comparison to alternate cause-of-death figures.


Deaths Per Day - Georgia


COVID-19 Deaths per day in Georgia, beginning with the first recorded COVID-19 Death on March 11. Comparison figures for Heart Disease and Cancer are taken from an average of Georgia disease-specific annual death rates from the past 4 years, divided evenly over 365 days to yield an average daily figure.


Deaths Per Day - National

COVID-19 Deaths per day in the U.S. Comparison figures for Heart Disease and Cancer are taken from an average of US disease-specific annual death rates from the past 4 years, divided evenly over 365 days to yield an average daily figure.


Eight-year death comparison - Georgia

Weekly Georgia death figures since the beginning of the 2012-13 flu season, through April 4, 2020. A very close look will show a few blue spikes in the later years for influenza deaths; the figures are insufficient at other times to rise off the baseline of the chart.


Eight-year death comparison - National

Weekly National death figures since the beginning of the 2012-13 flu season, through April 4, 2020. A very close look will show a few yellow spikes for influenza deaths; the figures are insufficient at other times to rise off the baseline of the chart.


Yearly comparison of deaths for all causes since 2014



2018-19 flu season Georgia death figures by week - total, and attributed to influenza, and pneumonia

Including deaths for all causes

Only for influenza and pneumonia


Raw data



2018-19 flu season National death figures by week - total, and attributed to influenza, and pneumonia

Including deaths for all causes



Only for influenza and pneumonia



Raw data


2019-20 flu season Georgia death figures by week - total, and attributed to influenza, pneumonia, and Covid-19

Including deaths for all causes


Only for influenza, pneumonia and COVID-19


Raw Data


2019-20 flu season National death figures by week - total, and attributed to influenza, pneumonia, and Covid-19

Including deaths for all causes

Only for influenza, pneumonia and COVID-19


Raw data


FYI

Most data for charts was obtained from the The National Vital Statistics System, a division of the CDC . Data sets from the NVSS are based on death certificate data received by the National Center for Health Statistics as of April 10, and include deaths occurring within the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Documentation included with the data states that there can be an average one- to two-week lag between deaths and inclusion, depending on submittal of death certificates from local to state, and state to national reporting centers.

The US population figure identified for all data sets is 327,167,434, based on 2018 figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.


The flu season can be as early as October and as late as May. During an average flu season, 36,000 Americans die and more than 200,000 are hospitalized because of complications from influenza. Some people, such as young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with certain chronic health conditions are more likely to have complications related to influenza. While most deaths occur among the elderly and people with chronic health conditions, deaths can also occur among younger adults and children.


The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) collects death certificate data from vital statistics offices for all deaths occurring in the United States. Based on death certificate data available on April 9, 2020, 6.9% of all deaths occurring during the week ending April 4, 2020 (week 14) had COVID-19 listed as a cause of death, 7.2% had pneumonia (excluding deaths involving COVID-19 or influenza) listed as a cause of death, and 0.6% had influenza listed as a cause of death. The weekly percentage of deaths due to COVID-19 has increased each week since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. The percentage of deaths due to pneumonia (excluding deaths involving COVID-19 or influenza) decreased during week 14 compared to week 13.


Number of 2017 deaths for leading causes of death National)


  • Heart disease: 647,457

  • Cancer: 599,108


GA Leading Causes of Death, 2017

1. Heart Disease

2. Cancer

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