The number of Americans who died because of a new coronavirus infection exceeded U.S. combat losses in World War II.
According to the information of Johns Hopkins University on the evening of December 10, since the beginning of the pandemic in America from COVID-19 died more than 292 thousand people. At the same time, according to calculations of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 291,557 American soldiers died on the battlefield during the war.
The portal reminds us that by the end of April more people had died of the coronavirus than during the Vietnam War. By mid-May, the number of victims of the coronavirus exceeded the total number of Americans killed in all major U.S. wars since 1945 – nearly 87,000. The number of people who died from COVID-19 in the United States is almost equal to half of those who died during the Civil War – the bloodiest in American history. Then the losses were about 620,000 people.
We add that the United States continues to lead the world in the number of coronavirus infections. More than 15.6 million cases of the virus have been identified in the country. A total of about 69.6 million people in the world have been infected, 1.6 million have died.
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