Nearly 1 Million COVID-19 Deaths: A Look at the US Numbers

Three out of every four deaths were people 65 and older, according to U.S. data.

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Nathan Lambrecht is photographed next to a picture of his father, Doug Lambrecht, at his apartment in Woodinville, Wash., Monday, March 21, 2022. The 71-year-old retired physician was among the first of the nearly 1 million Americans to die from COVID-19. "I'm afraid that as the numbers get bigger, people are going to care less and less," Nathan said. "I just hope people who didn't know them and didn't have the same sort of loss in their lives due to COVID, I just hope that they don't forget and they remember to care." (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Doug Lambrecht was among the first of the nearly 1 million Americans to die from COVID-19. His demographic profile — an older white male with chronic health problems — mirrors the faces of many who would be lost over the next two years. The 71-year-old retired physician was recovering from a fall at a nursing home near Seattle when the new coronavirus swept through in early 2020. He died March 1, an early victim in…

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