US COVID-19 deaths surpass 200,000


(NEW YORK) — The United States death toll from COVID-19 has now surpassed 200,000.

As of noon ET Tuesday, Johns Hopkins University reported there were 200,005 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., which remains more than any other nation.  That number Monday morning was 199,517. 

The latest forecast from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there will be between 207,000 to 218,000 U.S. COVID-19 deaths by October 10. 

Today’s deaths milestone comes as the World Health Organization reported there were two million new COVID-19 cases reported last week globally, the largest one-week increase in total cases to date.  The United States, Argentina and Brazil reported the greatest number of new cases.

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