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Early government numbers show that at least 3.2 million people died in the United States in 2020, and that the number of deaths was at least 12% higher than expected.

The National Center for Health Centers — an arm of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — has published those figures in a new batch of preliminary COVID-19 death count data. The batch covers death counts for the period extending from the week ending Jan. 4, 2020, to the week ending Jan. 2, 2021.

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