The coronavirus death toll in the United States exceeded the number of fatalities during the Vietnam War that lasted almost 20 years.
On Tuesday, Johns Hopkins University’s death toll in the country reached 58,351, and surpassed the 58,220 who died during the Vietnam War.
The number of confirmed cases in the country surpassed 1 million on Tuesday, which is about a third of the cases confirmed worldwide. The death toll makes more than a quarter of the number of worldwide deaths. About 30% of the deaths in the U.S. have occurred in New York.
Vietnam has currently reported 270 cases and no deaths from the virus.