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Fact Check-False claims that nobody has been ‘discovered dead at home’ from COVID-19

Social media users are falsely claiming that nobody has ever been discovered to have died at home from COVID-19.

Examples can be seen here and here .

The text in the posts read: “Do you ever wonder why nobody is found dead of Covid in their home? It’s always at the hospital, after they’ve been ‘treated’, where they ultimately worsen, and eventually die. Sit on that one.”

Comments on the posts include: “Murder in the first degree!”, “Because it’s the treatment that’s killing people” and “Because the hospital gets big money”.

In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides data on where individuals have died from COVID-19 here. As of Sept. 22, 2021, the data shows that 50,822 deaths involving COVID-19 where the place of death was the person’s home.

Some of the multiple local news reports of individuals being found dead in their homes can be seen here , here , here , here and here .

Higher numbers of patients dying in hospital makes sense, as a person would seek medical help as their condition worsened.

There have been more than 680,000 coronavirus deaths in the U.S. and 4,916,000 deaths worldwide, according to Reuters data here.

VERDICT

False. Many people have been discovered to have died in their homes from COVID-19.

This article was produced by the Reuters Fact Check team. Read more about our fact-checking work  here  .         

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