A total of 331,116 Americans have died from Covid-19 as of 3 p.m. ET Saturday, according to the Johns Hopkins Covid-19 data tracker.
The US population is currently 330,753,142, according to Census.gov.
JHU recorded the first death from Covid-19 on Feb. 29 in Washington state. Two earlier deaths in California were posthumously confirmed to be from Covid-19 later in the Spring.
Here is a breakdown of how the death toll has progressed since then:
- The US reported 1,000 total deaths on March 24
- The US reported 10,000 total deaths on April 4
- Later that month, the US reported 50,000 total deaths on April 23
- 84 days after the first death, the US surpassed 100,000 deaths on May 23
- 121 days later, the US surpassed 200,000 deaths on Sept. 21
- 84 days later, the US surpassed 300,000 deaths on Dec. 14
- 11 days later, the US surpassed 330,747 total deaths on Dec. 26 – marking 1 in 1,000 Americans who have died from Covid-19.
Meanwhile, a total of 9,547,925 vaccine doses have distributed and 1,944,585 first doses have been administered, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vaccine tracking website.