WASHINGTON DC- Almost a year after the first COVID-19 death in the United States, the country just surpassed the 400,000 mark for COVID-19 deaths, according to John Hopkins University, which has been tracking COVID data.
The 400,000 deaths is roughly the same as Americans who, died in World War II.
Yesterday, America surpassed 24 million COVID cases since the pandemic began.
The United States leads the world in COVID-19 cases and deaths.
India is second with 10-plus million COVID cases and Brazil is third with more than 8 million cases.
Brazil is second in death with more than 200,000 and India is third with more than 150,000.
In March 2020, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, estimated about 240,000 to 250,000 Americans could die from the coronavirus.
1918 influenza pandemic had 675,000 deaths.
The 400,000 deaths is roughly the equivalent of the entire populations of Worcester, Cambridge, & Quincy.