US deaths from virus surpass 100,000 mark

The US surpassed a jarring milestone with over 102,000 virus deaths, according to tracker, Worldometre, SIA reports.

That number is the best estimate and most assuredly an undercount. But it represents the stark reality that more Americans have died from the virus than from the Vietnam and Korea wars combined.

“It is a grim milestone,” said Josh Michaud, associate director of global health policy with the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington. “It’s a striking reminder of how dangerous this virus can be.”

The true death toll from the virus, which emerged in China late last year and was first reported in the US in January, is widely believed to be significantly higher, with experts saying many victims died without ever being tested for it.

At the end of March, the US eclipsed China with 3,500 deaths.

Now, the US has not only the highest death total, but the highest number of confirmed cases in the world, making up more than 30% of the global total.

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