COVID-19 Deaths In United States Surpasses 700,000

A truly sobering statistic – the death toll in the United States due to coronavirus-related deaths has now surpassed 700,000.

From Reuters:

The country has reported an average of more than 2,000 deaths per day over the past week, which represents about 60% of the peak in fatalities in January, a Reuters analysis of public health data showed.

The United States still leads the world in COVID-19 cases and deaths, accounting for 19% and 14% of all reported infections and fatalities, according to Reuters tally. Globally, the pandemic is set to surpass 5 million deaths.

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Remember when everyone claimed it was “just like the flu?”

The CDC estimates that an average of 36,000 people died of the flu each year over the past decade. The worst recent flu season was 2017-2018, when 61,000 people died from the flu.