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What is the real COVID-19 death count?

The news media gets their death count numbers from the uber scary Johns Hopkins COVID-19 death map (see below). It shows the deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the US at nearly 73,000.

The CDC, on the other hand, reports that actual deaths from COVID-19 to be only a little over 44,000 (see below).

This is a huge discrepancy. Which one is correct and why doesn’t the media ask this question?