More than 400,000 people in the United States who had the coronavirus have died. According to data compiled by The New York Times on Tuesday. The anniversary of the country’s first known death in the pandemic approaches.
In this picture, a woman whose parents died of Covid-19 placed flowers on their grave.
During some weeks this month, the average number of deaths per day exceeded 3,300, more than the number of people killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Tuesday’s harrowing milestone came a day after the United States surpassed 24 million total cases.
The single deadliest day of the pandemic so far was Jan. 12, when more than 4,400 deaths were reported. Unlike in the early days of the outbreak in the United States, which was centered in a handful of big, mostly Northeastern cities. This surge is widespread. As of Monday, Arizona, California, South Carolina, New York, and Oklahoma had reported the newest cases per capita over the previous week. Much of the latest surge has been attributed to people gathering over the holidays, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve.
The United States has had more total virus-related deaths than any other country in the world. In total, New York alone has recorded more than 40,000 known deaths. In all, more than two million people have died from the virus worldwide. The number that is almost certainly an undercount.