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CDC Issues Report on COVID-19 As An Underlying Cause of Death in Cancer Patients

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued, as part of its latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), a report on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as an underlying cause of death in cancer patients.  CDC notes that among persons who died with cancer, 2.0% in 2020 and 2.4% in 2021 had COVID-19 listed as the underlying cause of death, with higher percentages during COVID-19 peaks and among persons who were older, male, Hispanic or Latino, non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic Black or African American, or living with leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma.  To read the CDC report on COVID-19 as an underlying cause of death in cancer patients, use the first link below.  To access the complete latest CDC MMWR, use the second link below.
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7150a3.htm?s_cid=mm7150a3_e&ACSTrackingID=USCDC_921-DM95723&ACSTrackingLabel=This%20Week%20in%20MMWR%20-%20Vol.%2071%2C%20December%2016%2C%202022&deliveryName=USCDC_921-DM95723  (CDC report on COVID-19 as an underlying cause of death in cancer patients)
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/pdfs/mm7150-H.pdf?ACSTrackingID=USCDC_921-DM95723&ACSTrackingLabel=This%20Week%20in%20MMWR%20-%20Vol.%2071%2C%20December%2016%2C%202022&deliveryName=USCDC_921-DM95723  (CDC complete MMWR)