US coronavirus death toll surpasses 500,000

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – 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.

California has the most deaths in the U.S. at 49,120, according to John Hopkins. New York has the second-most deaths at 46,703. Michigan has had 16,332 deaths and 636,000 confirmed cases.

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.