COVID-19 passed heart disease as leading killer in US last week, report says

COVID-19 killed more Americans last week than any other cause of death, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. At least 11,820 people died from coronavirus in the United States during the week ending Dec. 4, more than ischemic heart disease (10,724), tracheal, bronchus and lung cancer (3,965), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (3,766), according to the new report. As of Sunday, more than 14.6 million Americans have tested positive so far, with at least 281,000 deaths reported. But daily infections continue to skyrocket as many states have eased their lockdowns, r…

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