The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released information which revealed that the vast majority of COVID-19 deaths were the result of underlying health conditions, called comorbidities.
President Trump tweeted out this information, which is directly stated on the CDC website, but Twitter took down the tweet, saying that it was false information.
According to CBS, Trump's retweet said that "the CDC 'quietly updated the Covid number; to show a small fraction of all deaths — 6% — from the coronavirus were 'actually' a result of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The vast majority of deaths, the post claimed, were because of 'other serious illnesses.'"
Twitter took down the tweet, saying that is is "no longer available because it violated the Twitter Rules."
The CDC reported: "Table 3 shows the types of health conditions and contributing causes mentioned in conjunction with deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For 6 [percent] 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 number of deaths with each condition or cause is shown for all deaths and by age groups."
This information was coupled with a graph that showed COVID-related deaths by age. The report also mentioned that of the 161,392 COVID-related deaths, a staggering 68,004 of them had influenza or pneumonia, and 54,803 suffered from respiratory failure.
Of the over 180,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19, six percent, or 9,683, were recorded on death certificates as having coronavirus as the sole cause of death. This was reported by the CDC on their website.
The United States has seen 6.1 million cased of COVID-19, and performs about a quarter million tests for every million people. To date, 187,248 deaths have been attributed to the virus, and there have been nearly 3.5 million recoveries.