…. So for the new study, the researchers looked at actual counts of flu deaths per week, and compared those with counts of COVID-19 deaths. Related: Coronavirus in the US: Latest COVID-19 news and case counts Based on data from death certificates, during the deadliest week of flu season over the last several years, the counted number of U.S. deaths due to flu ranged from 351 during the 2015 to 2016 flu season to 1,626 during the 2017 to 2018 flu season, the authors said. The average number of flu deaths during the week of peak flu mortality in recent seasons (from 2013 to 2020) was 752 deaths. In contrast, for COVID-19, there were 15,455 deaths reported in the U.S. during the week ending April 21 (the highest weekly death toll during the pandemic so far) the authors said … — more at https://www.livescience.com/covid-19-deaths-vs-flu-deaths.html

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