According to the report,only 6% of deaths have COVID-19 as the only cause mentioned, revealing that 94% of patients who died from coronavirus also had other “health conditions and contributing causes.”
Table 3 shows the types of health conditions and contributing causes mentioned in conjunction with deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.
The CDC listed the following as the top underlying medical conditions linked to coronavirus deaths:
Influenza and pneumonia
Vascular and unspecified dementia
Intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning and other adverse events
Other medical conditions
The CDC explains that their data uses provisional death