The body of a coronavirus victim is transported to a refrigerated container at a funeral home in Queens, New York, on April 29. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images
The official toll, almost certainly an undercount, is the highest in the world.
Officially, 100,000 Americans and counting have now died from the novel coronavirus, another unfortunate marker in the pandemic.
In the three months since the first reports of a US Covid-19 death on February 29 in Washington state, the death toll has reached six figures, according to the New York Times’s count. An unprecedented nationwide lockdown, with almost every state issuing a stay-at-home order and all of them placing restrictions on public activities, could only do so much to slow the virus’s spread (although earlier action likely could have saved more lives).
The coronavirus now looks like it will soon claim more lives in
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