At least a half a million people have died from Covid-19 in the United States since the pandemic began, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
There have been at least 500,071 total deaths and 28,174,133 total Covid-19 cases in the US, Johns Hopkins data shows.
With over 500,000 deaths from Covid-19, that means about one in every 660 people in the US has died from the virus.
Johns Hopkins recorded the first death from Covid-19 on Feb. 29, 2020 in Washington state. Later in the spring, two earlier deaths in California were posthumously confirmed to be from Covid-19.
Four other countries in the world have reported over 100,000 total Covid-19 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins:
- Brazil has more than 200,000 total deaths.
- Mexico, India, and the United Kingdom have over 100,000 total deaths.