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California county cuts death toll after finding fatalities 'clearly not' caused by COVID-19

California county cuts death toll after finding fatalities 'clearly not' caused by COVID-19 | 6 June 2021 | The coronavirus death toll in a California county has been cut by 25 percent -- after officials found that some fatalities were not a "direct result" of the virus. Alameda County on Friday issued a corrected death toll that puts the total number of fatalities at 1,223, significantly down from its previous count of 1,634. "Alameda County previously included any person who died while infected with the virus in the total COVID-19 deaths for the County," health officials said in a statement.