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US tops 500,000 virus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars

US death toll from COVID-19 tops 500,000, by Johns Hopkins University's count

Posted: Feb 22, 2021 2:05 PM
Updated: Feb 22, 2021 4:14 PM

The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. has topped 500,000, all but matching the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined.

The lives lost, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University, are about equal to the population of Kansas City, Missouri, and greater than that of Miami; Raleigh, North Carolina; or Omaha, Nebraska.

The U.S. toll is by far the highest reported in the world.

Despite the rollout of vaccines since mid-December, a closely watched model from the University of Washington projects more than 589,000 dead by June 1.

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