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AzPHA report: All-cause mortality during Arizona’s COVID-19 pandemic

The Arizona Public Health Association has released a report which examines the magnitude of the increase in all-cause deaths in Arizona during the SARS CoV2 pandemic. Data from the population health and vital statistics reported to the Arizona Department of Health Services was collected from 2011 to 2020 and calculated for total mortality rates per 100,000 populations. A profound increase in all-cause mortality in Arizona in the first half of 2020 when compared to previous years. July had the largest percent change with a 58% increase in July 2020 when compared to 2019. From 2011-2019, all-cause mortality death data were consistent from year to year with increased total mortality from December through March. All-cause mortality increased significantly in 2020, with an increase in deaths beginning in April 2020 and overwhelming increases in June and July. To read the full report, click here.