Clover Health: New U.S. data shows 5,000 deaths linked to COVID-19

CLOVER, Ill.

(AP) Clover Health says its data show at least 5,200 people in the U., U.K. and Canada have died from the coronavirus, with more than 200 of those deaths linked with the outbreak.

Clover says it is working to establish how many people died in a given outbreak, and has released preliminary data for June.

The company says the virus has killed more than 1,300 people in its hospitals and clinics in the first two weeks of June.

Clover Health Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Dyer says it was important to keep the data public as it could help people better understand the disease and the need for treatment.

Clover has more than 4,500 employees in 12 states and Washington, D.C. Clover said it is reviewing its data with CDC.

Clover’s latest quarterly statement says the company has received more than 2,300 death certificates since the start of the pandemic, with a median death date of 1,800.

Clover is one of the few medical providers in the country that does not use a combination of antibiotics or antiviral drugs to treat patients with the coronasium-19 virus.

Clover also has contracted the virus through its retail store, which is closing at the end of June, and through its hospitals.

Clover issued a statement Friday saying it will provide additional information in the coming days about the virus.

The statement said Clover has a national response plan in place and expects to provide updates on that plan during the next few days.