U.S. COVID-19 deaths surpass 1918 flu fatalities
Updated 08:53, 21-Sep-2021

The deaths attributable to COVID-19 in the U.S. on Monday surpassed the estimated fatalities caused by the influenza pandemic in the country in 1918.

The death toll has climbed to 675,446, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, with the total coronavirus cases surpassing 42 million.

The influenza pandemic killed at least 50 million people worldwide, including about 675,000 deaths in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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