COVID-19 deaths eclipse 700,000 in US as delta variant rages
(AP) – The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 700,000.
It’s a grim and frustrating milestone as the nation confronts a surge in infections and deaths driven by the delta variant and the refusal of millions of Americans to get vaccinated.
The last 100,000 deaths were recorded in just 3 1/2 months and occurred when vaccines were available to anyone over the age of 12 who wanted them.
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