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A chart showing that COVID-19 and COVID-19 look-alike conditions were responsible for a bunch of deaths in April, but that the percentage of deaths caused by those conditions seems to have been falling since the week ending April 18. (Credit: CDC)

New death numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that the percentage of all U.S. deaths caused by COVID-19 is continuing to fall.

The CDC’s latest weekly COVID-19 tracking report — which is based on state figures for deaths recorded by May 9 — show that confirmed cases of COVID-19 were responsible for 9% of the 26,479 deaths reported for the latest week, down from 14% in the week ending May 2.

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