BREAKING NEWS: US death toll hits 600,000 COVID-19 death toll milestone even as cases and deaths fall to lowest levels seen in more than a year

On Tuesday, the U.S. surpassed 600,000 coronavirus deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University

That figure is more than the number of Americans who died during World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War combined

The U.S. accounts for 15% of all deaths from COVID-19 at 3.8 million, but just 5% of the global population 

By Mary Kekatos Acting U.S. Health Editor For Dailymail.Com

Published: 13:12 EDT, 15 June 2021 | Updated: 13:12 EDT, 15 June 2021

The United States hit a grim milestone and surpassed 600,000 coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

That figure is more than the number of Americans who died during World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War combined, and equal to the yearly cancer toll.

To put into context, it is about the population of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Baltimore, Maryland; or Albuquerque, Mew Mexico. 

More than 3.8 million people have died from COVID-19 around the world, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, which means the U.S. accounts for 15 percent of all deaths, but just five percent of the global population, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The heartbreaking figures come almost exactly 17 weeks after America recorded 500,000 lives lost due to the virus.’ 

The country has the highest overall death figure, reflecting the lack of a unified, national response. 

On Tuesday, the U.S. hit a grim milestone and surpassed 600,000 coronavirus deaths

The first known deaths from the virus in the US happened in early February 2020. It took until May to reach the first 100,000 dead. The toll hit 200,000 deaths in September and 300,000 in December.

Then it took just over a month to go from 300,000 to 400,000 and about two months to climb from 400,000 to the brink of 500,000.      

Since then, the death rate has dramatically slowed, taking four months and one week to hit 600,000 deaths. 

What’s more, overall metrics are on the decline. 

On Tuesday, the U.S. reported 12,710 new infections, with a rolling average of 12,451, which is the the lowest figure seen since March 28, according to a DailyMail.com analysis.

There were 170 daily deaths recorded in the last 24 hours with a rolling average of about 319 – the lowest number since March 30, the analysis shows.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated. 

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