American COVID-19 death toll surpasses that of Spanish flu pandemic

 Coronavirus crisis volunteer Rhiannon Navin greets local residents arriving to a food distribution center at the WestCop community center on March 18, 2020 in New Rochelle, New York.
Coronavirus crisis volunteer Rhiannon Navin greets local residents arriving to a food distribution center at the WestCop community center on March 18, 2020 in New Rochelle, New York. Photo credit John Moore/Getty Images

It's an unfortunate milestone some never imagined was possible.

The mounting death toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday surpassed that of the devastating Spanish flu pandemic at over 675,000 people, according to figures provided by Johns Hopkins University and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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