U.S. passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths, leads world in death toll

by Peter Heck · May 28th, 2020 10:18 am

More than 100,000 people have died from the coronavirus in the United States, which officially passed the grim benchmark on Wednesday.

According to publicly released, self-reported data from countries around the world, the United States has the highest death toll by far, followed by the United Kingdom, Italy, and France.

This is due in part to the United States being the world's third most populous country. There is also suspicion regarding the reliability of China's self-reported death count.

When analyzed by deaths per million, the United States ranks in ninth place, with a little more than 300 deaths per million people. Belgium leads the world with nearly 820 deaths per million people. Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy, and France round out the top five.


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