It said that roughly 6 percent of those who died while having COVID-19, the virus "was the only cause mentioned" as a cause of death.
The data is based on death certificates, which the CDC says are the most reliable source of data.
The CDC's report actually said "for 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned".
According to reports on the update, the agency admitted that just over 9,000 deaths were actually caused by the virus.
For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.
CDC explained this is because it will take time for a death certificate to be completed. One news site wrote, "Editor's note: We've updated the language of this article to read "contributing conditions" when noting COVID-19 death percentages".
Southern Africa recorded the highest number of cases at 670,084, followed by North Africa with 228,417 infections, West Africa with 159,960 and Eastern Africa with 133,104. There are 25 states that have remained to have high COVID cases.
Many health officials and at least 33 states have rejected the new COVID-19 testing guidance issued by the Trump administration last week that said those exposed to the virus and without symptoms may not need testing.
Because COVID-19 often triggers an inflammatory immune response that can quickly grow out of control, the bodies of people who already have higher-than-normal levels of inflammation are more likely to become overwhelmed, and start to fail.
FILE PHOTO: An activist holds his hand over his heart in silence while holding American flags at sunrise to memorialize victims of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, near the Washington Monument in Washington, U.S., August 27, 2020. The death tally remained unchanged at 132.