USA Today: US reaches 500,000 coronavirus deaths in under a year, a once-unthinkable milestone

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Less than a year since the beginning of the pandemic in the United States, 500,000 people have died as a result of the coronavirus. For comparison, Brazil has the second-highest number of COVID-related deaths: about 247,000 people. These high occurrences of death exhaust healthcare workers who see and deal with these cases daily. Despite hitting such a milestone, some public health officials remain hopeful since COVID infections, hospitalizations, and deaths have been decreasing. At the same time, others continue to worry about new coronavirus variants that may contribute to a new surge. To read the full article on USA Today, click here. To learn more about COVID-19 and to view EpicenterLA’s COVID-19 archive, click here.

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