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The death toll from Covid-19 in the US also include people who died due to other illnesses.

People with underlying health issues are more likely to die from COVID-19, but the virus is the primary cause of death.

People with underlying health issues are more likely to die from COVID-19, but the virus is the primary cause of death.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) has reported that only 6 percent(9,210) of all the 153,504 deaths in the United States were actually from COVID-19, and the other 94 percent of people died from other causes. President Donald Trump also had tweeted that only 6 percent of deaths were from COVID-19. The tweet has been deleted now.

Dr. Fauci has clarified the CDC's figures in Good Morning America. He explains that the 6 percent data indicates that a tiny segment of people have died from the sole cause, as they had no other ailments other than the virus. However, 94 percent of people with underlying illnesses also died from COVID-19. So, this means someone who already had hypertension or diabetes also died because of contracting the virus.

The CDC says the death certificates may include ailments caused by COVID-19. While a patient may have had hypertension or diabetes referred to on their certificates, Coronavirus has been given as the foremost cause of death. Maximum people who die from the virus are old or have had existing health problems. Having underlying health problems makes patients more vulnerable to becoming seriously ill from COVID-19, just as it makes them more vulnerable to becoming sick from other infections. But this doesn't withdraw from the fact the virus is their primary cause of death. Hence the deaths, including other illnesses or other reasons, are due to the COVID-19 in America or anywhere around the world.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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