Covid-19 has killed 250,000 people in the US. That's 10 times the deaths from car crashes in a year

Updated 2301 GMT (0701 HKT) November 18, 2020

In less than 10 months, Covid-19 has killed more people than strokes, suicides and car crashes typically do in a full year -- combined.

Health experts say if Americans don't get more serious about wearing masks and avoiding careless socializing, the rate of deaths will keep soaring this fall and winter.
Here's a look at how deadly Covid-19 is, compared with several other causes of death in the US. To get a more balanced picture, we took the five-year annual average ending in 2018, the latest available year of data for most causes.

Car crashes and Covid-19