It's too early to say for sure, but based on available information, it seems likely 2021 will surpass last year's record number of deaths by at least 15,000, according to the CDC.
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
The number of U.S. deaths from COVID-19 has surpassed 775,000. But left behind are tens of thousands of children — some orphaned entirely — after their parents or a grandparent who cared for them died. In this report co-produced with…
By Jason Kane and Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News
A Brazilian Senate committee is voting Tuesday on a report recommending President Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions that allegedly added to the world's second-highest death toll.
By Débora Álvares, Associated Press
It’s a milestone that by all accounts didn’t have to happen this soon. The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 eclipsed 700,000 late Friday — a number greater than the population of Boston. The last 100,000 deaths occurred during a time…
By Heather Hollingsworth, Tammy Webber, Associated Press
By Lauren Weber, Kaiser Health News
The pandemic is devastating rural America, where lower vaccination rates are compounding the already limited medical care.
By Carla K. Johnson, Nicky Forster, Associated Press
But health experts say that toll could be cut in half if nearly everyone wore a mask in public spaces. Experts agree: What the coronavirus has in store this fall depends on human behavior.
By Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul promised more government transparency on her first day in office and by day's end her administration had quietly delivered it by acknowledging nearly 12,000 more deaths in the state from COVID-19 than had been publicized…
By Janie Har, Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press
The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, 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.
Each week, PBS NewsHour pauses to remember five Americans lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, and shares memories and highlights from their lives.
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