US Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 300,000

The Hill reports:

The United States on Monday passed 300,000 total deaths from the novel coronavirus, according to a New York Times tally, a shocking number that is certain to quickly grow larger before a vaccine is widely available.

The country is now averaging about 2,500 coronavirus deaths every day, a record total. On some days, more than 3,000 people die from the virus, exceeding the toll from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Vaccinations, which began on Monday, do offer promise that the pandemic will eventually end, but the vaccine will not be widely available for several months.

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