How many people have died from COVID in Colorado?

More than a year after the first cases of the novel coronavirus reached the U.S., in excess of 500,000 Americans have died — more than the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined.

In Colorado, where the first cases of COVID-19 were detected on March 5, 2020, nearly 6,000 people have died from the virus. As the state approaches the one-year anniversary, here’s a look at the scope of lives lost in Colorado.

Daily deaths from COVID-19

Deaths in Colorado’s first wave of COVID-19 cases crested in mid-April, with some 30 people a day dying from the disease. Deaths were lower in the second wave of cases in late July, but during the worst of the third wave, some 70 people a day were dying from COVID-19 in Colorado.

A leading cause of death in 2020

COVID-19 will be one of the leading causes of death in 2020. The chart shows where COVID-19 deaths in 2020 would rank among the leading causes of death in 2019 (data for 2020 is not yet available).

COVID-19 deaths far outnumber flu deaths

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