US crosses 500,000th Covid-19 death

Dawn | Feb 23, 2021 at 7:56 AM
  • Just over a year since the coronavirus pandemic claimed its first known victim in Santa Clara County, California.
  • The country had recorded more than 28 million Covid cases and 500,054 lives lost as of Monday afternoon, although daily cases and hospitalisations have fallen to the lowest level since before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
  • The National Cathedral in Washington tolled its bells 500 times on Monday evening to honour the lives lost to Covid-19 in a livestream event.