Virus has now killed more Americans than Vietnam War

More than 58,300 in U.S. have died in last three months, compared to 58,220 during more than a decade of Vietnam War.

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April 29, 2020 - 9:49 AM

U.S. coronavirus-related deaths reached a somber milestone Tuesday, surpassing the number of Americans killed in the Vietnam War.

More than 58,300 Americans have died from COVID-19, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. That compares with the National Archives’ figure of 58,220 deaths from the Vietnam War, which lasted more than a decade.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 topped 1 million in the U.S. on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins.

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