U.S. surpasses 500,000 COVID-19 deaths

President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The United States on Monday surpassed 500,000 COVID-19 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The figure surpasses the number of people who died in 2019 of chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, Alzheimer’s, flu and pneumonia combined.

The U.S. virus death toll reached 400,000 on Jan. 19.

President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House.

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