President Biden is set to deliver remarks from the White House on Monday in regards to the lives lost to coronavirus as the death count reaches 500,000 people.
The U.S. coronavirus death toll surpassed 500,000 people on Sunday, according to a tally from NBC News.
The nation’s death toll reached 500,002 people on Sunday afternoon, the tally shows.
The U.S. leads the world in coronavirus deaths despite making up less than 5% of the worldwide population.
The global death toll from the coronavirus was 2,462,141 on Sunday, according to John Hopkins University, which put the U.S. death toll at 497,670.
The nation’s first known coronavirus death was a 57-year-old woman in Santa Clara County, California, on Feb. 6 of last year, according to CNN.