Analysis of Excess Deaths During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the State of Florida.

  title={Analysis of Excess Deaths During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the State of Florida.},
  author={Moosa Tatar and Amir Habibdoust and Fernando A. Wilson},
  journal={American journal of public health},
Objectives. To determine the number of excess deaths (i.e., those exceeding historical trends after accounting for COVID-19 deaths) occurring in Florida during the COVID-19 pandemic.Methods. Using seasonal autoregressive integrated moving average time-series modeling and historical mortality trends in Florida, we forecasted monthly deaths from January to September of 2020 in the absence of the pandemic. We compared estimated deaths with monthly recorded total deaths (i.e., all deaths regardless… 

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