U.S. Saw Highest Death Toll Ever In 2021

2021 was the deadliest year in U.S. history – for multiple reasons, according to a new report. 3.465 million deaths were reported in the U.S. last year, the highest single-year death toll in the nation’s history.

The biggest cause of the increase was COVID-19 – accounting for 65,000 more deaths than in 2020.

Drug overdose deaths also saw a significant spike – especially among young people age 14-18.


Deaths from cancer, diabetes, liver disease, and stroke also increased last year.

Other than COVID-19, why do you think so many other causes of death increased in 2021?  Will they go down in 2022?




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