U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses U.S. Service Member Deaths during World War I

As of Tuesday, the death toll in the U.S. from the coronavirus surpassed 116,700, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, a count roughly 200 more than the 116,516 U.S. service members who died in World War I, according to Department of Veterans Affairs data. Deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. had already topped all U.S. deaths from every war since the 1950 start of the Korean War. And deaths from COVID-19 already surpassed those from the 1968 pandemic, which claimed 100,000 lives.