U.S. reaches 500,000 deaths from the coronavirus

U.S. reaches 500,000 deaths from the coronavirus
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NBC News’ tally showed that roughly 500,001 people had died of Covid-19 as of Sunday afternoon. The number of dead rivals the population of Atlanta or Sacramento, California, and is more than double the number of Americans who died in battle in World War II, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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More than 28,206,600 cases have been confirmed in the U.S., according to the NBC News tally. California, the most populous state, has been hit particularly hard: 3,527,641 confirmed cases and 49,110 deaths as of Sunday.

The average number of daily new cases has declined in recent days, though. The number fell below 100,000 on Feb. 12 for the first time in months.

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