U.S. deaths related to Covid-19 are quickly approaching 200,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. It’s a dire benchmark as the country continues to debate public safety measures and looks ahead to a contentious presidential election. It’s also far higher than every other nation’s official death toll — Brazil is the only other country to have recorded more than 100,000 virus-related deaths, with roughly 136,000 fatalities so far.
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The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:
- Global cases: More than 31 million
- Global deaths: At least 961,273
- U.S. cases: More than 6.81 million
- U.S. deaths: At least 199,513