US surpasses 400,000 COVID-19 deaths

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(NEW YORK) — The number of reported deaths in the U.S. from COVID-19 has now exceeded 400,000.

Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of Tuesday afternoon put the reported number of fatalities from the virus at 400,022.  That number of 399,003 as of early Tuesday morning.

The U.S. currently has 24,163,707 reported COVID-19 cases.  That continues to be more than any other country and accounts for just over 25% of global infections.  The U.S. also leads the world in COVID-19 deaths, with 19.5% of total reported fatalities.

It was just over one month ago, on December 14, that the U.S. passed 300,000 deaths from COVID-19.  At that time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was forecasting up to 362,000 COVID-19 deaths by the week ending January 2, with 353,628 reported as of January 5, according to Johns Hopkins University.  The CDC is currently forecasting up to 440,000 to 477,000 COVID-19 deaths by the week ending February 6.

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