Life expectancy among American adults dropped by 1 year—the biggest dip since World War II—in the first half of 2020, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Iran Press/America: The CDC used the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), which collects and disseminates the Nation's official vital statistics, to show life expectancy estimates based on provisional death counts for January through June 2020.

In the first half of 2020, life expectancy at birth for the total US population was 77.8 years, declining by 1.0 years from 78.8 in 2019. Life expectancy at birth for males was 75.1 years in the first half of 2020, representing a decline of 1.2 years from 76.3 years in 2019. For females, life expectancy declined to 80.5 years, decreasing 0.9 years from 81.4 years in 2019.

Black and Hispanic Americans fared worse in these estimates. Life expectancy dropped by 2.7 years for non-Hispanic black people and 1.9 years for Hispanic individuals.

"The Hispanic population experienced the second-largest decline in life expectancy (79.9) reaching a level lower than what it was in 2006, the first year for which life expectancy estimates by Hispanic origin were produced (80.3)," the report said.

And life expectancy could drop further, given that the first half of 2020 only contained about 4 months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For 1 month, the United States has seen declining COVID-19 infection rates across the country, but the death count remains high. The United States reported 68,419 new COVID-19 cases yesterday and 2,366 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 tracker.

In total, the United States has recorded 27,866,972 cases of COVID-19, including 491,724 deaths.