In the United States, more than 400,000 people have now died of the coronavirus. This makes the country a global leader.
The US has one-fifth of the recorded number of corona deaths in the world.
According to the census of the American University of Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, the rise is accelerating. Just over a month ago, there were 300,000.
The 200,000 marks were passed on September 22 and the 100,000 marks at the end of May. The first infection was reported a year ago.
Outgoing President Trump said in March that his administration would have done very well if the corona deaths in his country could be limited to 100,000 or 200,000.
He later claimed that he knew early on how dangerous the virus is, but would have deliberately concealed it so as not to spread panic. His successor Biden makes the fight against the coronavirus one of the spearheads of his policy.