It took 14 months for Indonesia to exceed the 50,000 death mark at the end of May, and just over nine weeks to double it. The Health Ministry recorded 1,747 new deaths of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
By Edna Tarigan, Associated Press
India's excess deaths during the pandemic could be a staggering 10 times the official COVID-19 toll, likely making it modern India's worst human tragedy, according to the most comprehensive research yet on the ravages of the virus in the South…
By Sheikh Saaliq, Krutika Pathi, Associated Press
A new study found that between 2018 and 2020, U.S. life expectancy decreased by the biggest margin since World War II. The pandemic took an outsized toll in America compared to other countries, with life expectancy as a whole dropping…
By William Brangham, David Coles
As Americans mourn 600,000 lives lost to COVID-19, two states once hit hard by the pandemic — California and New York — ended nearly all health restrictions on gatherings Tuesday in a sign of the return to normalcy. But states…
By PBS NewsHour
Even as hope for an end to the pandemic grows, more than 520,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19. We take a moment to remember five remarkable individuals lost to this disease.
By Melinda Deslatte, Tammy Webber, Associated Press
The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. has topped 500,000, all but matching the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined.
As we passed the grim milestone this week of more than 400,000 Americans killed by COVID-19, we take a moment to remember another five of the extraordinary lives lost.
By Cara Anna, Associated Press
South Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have doubled in just two weeks to a quarter-million, and India on Saturday saw its biggest daily spike as its infections passed 800,000. The surging cases are raising sharp concerns about unequal treatment in the…
By William Brangham
Fourth of July celebrations in many parts of the United States were muted this year, overshadowed by a virus spreading with alarming speed. The national death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 130,000, and hospitals in the South and West particularly…
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