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CDC: Life expectancy got a lot shorter in 2020

Deaths grew by half a million from 2019, 350,000 due to COVID-19.


December 23, 2021

A general view of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters on Sept. 30, 2014, in Atlanta. Tami Chappell / Reuters / File Photo

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Average life expectancy in the United States dropped from nearly 79 to 77 years in 2020.

It was the largest drop in 75 years.

Health officials said the shortening of life was due "largely because of increases in mortality due to COVID-19, unintentional injuries, heart disease, homicide, and diabetes."


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