NBC News reports the United States has reached the grim milestone of 500,000 covid-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.
The number of dead is comparable to the population of Atlanta or Sacramento.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, it's more than double the number of Americans who died in battle in World War II.
According to the NBC News Tally, more than 28-million cases have been confirmed in the US.
California has been hit the hardest with more than three million cases and more than 49,000 deaths.