The United States on Tuesday surpassed 400,000 deaths from COVID-19 — amid the slow-moving national vaccine rollout.
That figure amounts to nearly 20 percent of the world’s total death count from the virus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
COVID-19 has so far claimed the lives of more than 2,032,500 people globally since the outbreak first emerged in China in late 2019.
The US has the 10th-highest number of total COVID-19 deaths per capita — or a rate of about 1,205 fatalities per 1 million people, according to Statista.
Recently, COVID-19 deaths in the US have been surging. Earlier this month, the country recorded a single-day high of nearly 3,900 fatalities.
The coronavirus has infected over 23.9 million people in the US, data from Johns Hopkins shows — as new strains of the virus emerge in the country.
Meanwhile, more than 12.2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the nation since the vaccination effort got underway in mid-December, according to data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
However, the pace of the vaccine rollout has been slower than expected.
With Post wires