Harris County 5-year mortality data shows impact of COVID-19, including Hispanic communities

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Report released by Harris County Public Health looked at the top causes of death in the county over a 5-year period from 2016 to 2020.

Covid-19 appeared in the data for the first time. The virus was found to be the third-highest cause of death in Harris County in 2020. Although it occurred only in March 2020, COVID-19 is the ninth leading cause of death when looking at data. data over a 5 year period.

The total number of deaths recorded in Harris County in 2020 (32,741) has increased significantly due to COVID-19 related deaths. A total of 3,626 deaths were recorded in 2020 from the virus. This is a trend that has been seen in other regions of the country and the world. COVID-19 is the leading cause of death among Hispanic residents, accounting for 22.4 percent of all population deaths in 2020. More than half of the County’s 2020 COVID deaths Harris is of Hispanic descent.

The overall age-adjusted mortality rate increased in Harris County to 21.9 percent in 2020, after stabilizing or trending downward between 2016 and 2019. Life expectancy at birth for residents Harris County in 2021 is 79.9 years old. Life expectancy across the country, including Texas, is expected to decline by 1.5 years from 2019 to 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Dais Johnston

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