The number of casualties from the deadly COVID-19 in the United States has surpassed 500,000 people.
According to Johns Hopkins University data, this is the highest death toll by far of any country in the world.
This development occurred on Monday, just about a year after the first known death was reported in the state of California.
US President, Joe Biden has expressed his concern about the way a huge number of people have died from the pandemic.
Biden said, “Today, we mark a truly heartbreaking milestone – 500,071 dead,” US President Joe Biden said after a moment of silence was observed on Monday evening at the White House, which was lighted by hundreds of candles representing those who have died.
“That is more Americans who have died in one year of this pandemic than in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined. That is more lives lost to this virus than any other nation on earth,”
“But as we acknowledge the scale of this mass death in America, we remember each person and the life they lived. They were people we knew, or people we feel like we knew.”
The idea of making vaccines available is an option which the Biden administration has implored to curb the infections and avoid death from the deadly pandemic.
The proof can be seen in recent weeks as COVID-19 infection rates have started to drop after he ramped up vaccinations and put more public health restrictions in place.