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Colorado’s Department of Health recently admitted that the death count from the coronavirus included people who had the illness but died of other causes. The state has amended the death toll from 1,150 to 878 people who died from the virus.
“We have been reporting at the state, deaths among people who had COVID-19 at the time of death and the cause of that death may or may not have been COVID-19,”
Dr. Eric France, the health department’s chief medical officer
The way Colorado counts coronavirus deaths was recently under scrutiny after Montezuma County Department of Health reported that a man who died on May 4 from alcohol poisoning was listed as coronavirus death because he had tested positive for the virus.
“The state is reporting that death as a COVID death, but our health department wanted to let people know that even though the person did have the virus, they did not die from it,”
– Montezuma County Health Department
The death toll in the United States from the coronavirus has come into question after learning that the CDC is reporting coronavirus deaths as anyone who had tested positive for the virus and died but may have died from causes other than the virus.
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