COVID-19 Death Data

The Center for Health Statistics maintains mortality data for all causes of death. The source of the data is death certificates.

All other COVID-19 data are available from the links to the right. >>

Comparative All-Cause Mortality Data

Provisional 2020-2021 Year-to-Date Data Query Module 

  • Use NJSHAD to create custom tabulations of New Jersey resident death certificate data.
  • Filter and display death counts by month, day, cause, or place of death; demographic characteristics; and county or municipality of residence.
  • View 2020 crude and age-adjusted death rates by cause of death and demographic characteristics for the state, counties, and large municipalities. 
  • Data updated at least once a week.

Deaths by Month and County: 2015-2021 

  • Data tables and graph of monthly total death counts by county of residence for each year.
  • 2020 and 2021 data updated at least once a week.

Leading Causes of Death: 2020 (based on data available as of 2/22/21)

  • Tables of preliminary leading causes of death by age, race/ethnicity, sex, nativity, place and month of death, and county of residence.
  • COVID was New Jersey's 2nd leading cause of death overall in 2020. 
  • COVID was the leading (#1) cause of death in 2020 among New Jersey's
    • Black, Hispanic, Asian, and foreign-born (of any race/ethnicity) residents;
    • Residents who died as hospital inpatients;
    • Residents who died in April, May, and December; and
    • Residents of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union Counties.
  • Leading causes of death in past years for comparison: 2000-2019

Excess Deaths by Cause: 2020  (2/12/21: updated through 12/31/20)

  • Graph of daily death counts due to COVID-19 and other causes of death for 2020 compared to average daily death counts for 2015-2019.
  • Source data available in NJSHAD.

Average Daily Deaths by Cause of Death: 2015-2018

  • Average daily death count in the last few years due to selected causes of death.
  • Use to compare daily COVID-19 death counts to the typical number of daily deaths from heart disease, cancer, car crashes, influenza, and other causes of death.

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CDC Data and Resources

All links in this section go to CDC's National Center for Health Statistics website.  The source for all data linked below is death certificates.

COVID-19 Death Data and Resources


Last Reviewed: 5/7/2021