Children ages 19 and under died from COVID-19 at a rate at 1 per 100,000, making it rare, but still a leading cause of death among that age group.
Health care experts say that confirmed deaths represent a fraction of the true number of deaths due to COVID because of limited testing.
Family members of those who've died from COVID-19 reflect on the milestone of 500,000 U.S. deaths, and how their individual loss fits within the magnitude of that number.
COVID-19 vaccines are reaching more long-term facilities, but many worry they won't come soon enough to stave off more deaths.
Why are numbers so high in the region? Public health officials point to a number of underlying problems that let the coronavirus run amok.
Data also show more than 230,000 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday and that 113,090 Americans were hospitalized with the virus — a number that's been on the rise.
Before COVID-19 came along, the world wasn't so great at counting deaths and understanding why people die. But the virus has propelled countries to ramp up their efforts.
Researchers say the statistics issued about coronavirus cases and deaths do not necessarily reflect the full degree of the pandemic's impact.
A forecast of 3,000 deaths a day appeared in an internal document first obtained by The New York Times. But the epidemiologist who authored the analysis tells NPR the work is incomplete.
With more residents staying indoors, fewer Indians are dying from road and train accidents, leading to a drop in overall mortality. Crime is also down.