3.5K Long Covid-19 Deaths in US


According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 3,500 Americans died due to long Covid-realted illness from January 2020 through the end of June 2022.

Key findings of the CDC report included:

  • The highest number of deaths with long COVID occurred in February 2022.
  • The percentage of all COVID-19 deaths that involved long COVID peaked in June 2021 (1.2%) and in April 2022 (3.8%). Both peaks coincide with periods of declining numbers of COVID-19 deaths.
  • Men accounted for a slightly larger percentage of long COVID deaths (51.5%) than women (48.5%).
  • S. adults 75-84 years old accounted for the highest percentage of long COVID deaths (28.8%), followed by adults 85 years and older (28.1%) and adults 65-74 years old (21.5%).
  • The majority of long COVID deaths occurred among non-Hispanic White people (78.5%).
  • Non-Hispanic Black people accounted for the next highest percentage of long COVID deaths (10.1%), followed by Hispanic people (7.8%).
  • The death rate for long COVID was highest among non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native people (14.8 per 100,000) and lowest among non-Hispanic Asian people (1.5 per 100,000).

The cause of long-Covid is still unknown.