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New York State Led US Life-Expectancy Drop in 2020, CDC Says

  • Life expectancy declined by three years in N.Y. state in 2020
  • Louisiana, Mississippi, West Virginia show shortest life spans

Life expectancy in New York plummeted by three years in 2020, the biggest decline among all states in the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. 

Residents of the state are expected to live to just under 78, the 15th-highest life expectancy in the country and a steep drop from 2019, when they had the third-highest ranking, the health authority said in state-level data published Tuesday.