Global COVID-19 death toll now tops two million

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(NEW YORK) — More than two million people have now died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

As of Friday afternoon, the global death toll was 2,000,905, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University

The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. stood at 389,581 as of Friday afternoon, representing 19.4% of global fatalities, more than any other country.  At the current daily death rate of an average 3,299 people, according to the Covid Tracking Project, the U.S. death toll will likely reach 400,000 by Monday. 

The CDC’s latest forecast estimates between 440,000 to 477,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. by the week ending February 6.

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