The number of Americans dying from COVID-19 has surpassed 2 million and continues to grow, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That number represents the largest increase since the pandemic began.
But while the numbers may be high, the real numbers are not.
The CDC and the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are working to understand what drives the growth of the number of deaths from the pandemics.
They also are attempting to determine whether the rise in death from COV-19 is an anomaly or the start of a new trend.
In a report released Wednesday, CDC researchers compared the latest figures from 2016 and found the death rate for people ages 45 to 64 is up.
The rate for the 65-to-74 age group is up 7 percent.
But what does this mean?
The CDC researchers did not include deaths from other causes of death, like liver cirrhosis and HIV.
More from CDC:More from the CDC: The increase in deaths from COVI-19 can be attributed to a variety of factors.
One of the factors is the use of the coronavirus vaccine, which has been around for a decade, said Michael Fergusson, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan and an expert on the pandems.
“There are many different factors that can contribute to a rise in the number and severity of coronaviruses, and the fact that COVID is the first pandemic of its kind that has not been addressed in many countries, the fact there are no vaccine candidates, the low availability of vaccine, all of those factors can contribute,” Ferguson said.
Fergussons study was based on data from CDC data, which shows the number one cause of death from the coronivirus is pneumonia.
But the researchers also noted that other factors like the age of people, how long they live, and how many people have been exposed to the virus are also factors that could contribute to the increase in death.
For example, there are also cases of people with COVID being more likely to die from other types of coronas and infections.
That’s because COVID also can cause respiratory infections, such as pneumonia and pneumonia-related bloodstream infections.
“We’re finding that the longer people live and have been vaccinated, the more they are more likely that they are going to die,” Fbergusson said, adding that the CDC and state health departments are also monitoring cases.
Another factor is that older people, who tend to have higher rates of infections, are more at risk of COVID.
The CDC is tracking coronaviral deaths to make sure they’re accurately reflected in the national tally, which is not the case with deaths from pneumonia, Fergssons said.
He said the agency has not included deaths from non-COVID-diseases, such, pneumonia and infections, as well as the other coronavIRuses.
This post has been updated with new data and information about the new coronavivirus death count.