According to Johns Hopkins University, the number of deaths from coronavirus in the United States has exceeded half a million, which summarizes data from federal and local authorities, as well as the media and other open sources.

According to the latest data, 500,071 patients with confirmed COVID-19 have died in the United States, making this country the leader in the number of deaths among all states. The total number of cases of coronavirus infection in the United States exceeds 28 million.

According to The New York Times, the number of Americans who died from COVID-19 has already exceeded the country’s combat losses in the Vietnam War and the First and Second World Wars. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, 392,300 Americans died as a result of these conflicts.

Also, according to Johns Hopkins University, the United States was the most affected by the pandemic. The maximum daily increase in cases was recorded on January 2 — then almost 300 thousand infected people were identified.

US President Joe Biden on Monday declared mourning in memory of 500 thousand Americans who died from the coronavirus. Flags across the country will be flown at half-mast for five days.

The top three countries with the highest number of deaths from COVID-19 and the United States also include Brazil (246.5 thousand patients) and Mexico (180.1 thousand).