(New York) The U.S.surpassed one million COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday.
That’s according to data compiled by NBC News.
The number, equivalent to the population of San Jose, California, was reached at what top health experts call “stunning speed”: 27 months after the U.S. confirmed its first case of the virus.
While deaths from Covid have slowed in recent weeks, the report says about 360 people have still been dying every day.
Figures show the U.S. death toll is the world’s highest total by a significant margin.
Brazil, which has recorded just over 600,000 Covid deaths, comes in second.