Counting NJ Deaths – June Update

Comparing the provisional figures of deaths in New Jersey by county released by New Jersey’s Center for Health Statistics and Informatics to deaths attributed to coronavirus by county as of June, 2020 in this updated spreadsheet shows the gap we had a couple of months ago almost gone and deaths from all sources reported in June, 2020 being at the lowest level in six years.

Could Covid-19 be saving lives?


That CV Deaths column above does not include the almost 1,900 additional suspected deaths (which have not been broken down by county yet) which would then wipe out the difference between the increase in all deaths in 2020 and those attributable to the virus. Looking at all deaths in 2020 by month a definite pattern emerges.

Some of that June drop could be on account of a lag in reporting but if overall death figures continue to decline it could be that Covid-19 is more universal than suspected but kills mostly those who would have been dead in a few months anyway.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by NJ2AZ on July 1, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    Following this data for Arizona. Right now i have about 1,700 excess deaths for the period February thru May. Curious how it will all net out by EOY.


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