US COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll

Number of Americans who died of cancer in 2019
COVID deaths
Posted at 11:36 AM, Jun 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-15 14:36:50-04

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has topped 600,000, even as the vaccination drive has slashed daily cases and deaths and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom. That's according to the toll recorded by Johns Hopkins University.

The number of lives lost is greater than the population of Baltimore or Milwaukee. It is about equal to the number of Americans who died of cancer in 2019.