For those who surmised that the CDC was attributing every single death to the coronavirus death toll, it seems that you were wrong.
A closer look at seven states during a 5 week period, indicates that the coronavirus death toll is higher than previously thought.
They looked at the average number of deaths on a weekly basis, and compared those numbers to current weekly totals during March and April of 2020.
Some of these deaths may be attributed to heart disease and other conditions, worsened by the stress of fearing COVID-19.
It can take up to 8 weeks to gather conclusive death statistics due to the reporting schedule of specific states, which means that our current data will definitely change.
Total deaths in seven states that have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic are nearly 50 percent higher than normal for the five weeks from March 8 through April 11, according to new death statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That is 9,000 more deaths than were reported as of April 11 in official counts of deaths from the coronavirus.
Reference for above quote: NY Times Interactive
Reference for graph pictured below: CDC.gov