US COVID-19 Deaths Hit 600,000, Equal to Yearly Cancer Toll

The number of lives lost is greater than the population of Baltimore or Milwaukee.

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The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on June 15, 2021, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer. The number of lives lost, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population of Baltimore or Milwaukee. It is about equal to the number of Americans who died of cancer in 2019. Worldwide,…

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