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Covid-19 death toll in US surpasses American fatalities in Vietnam War

With 58,355 deaths so far, the US accounts for a fourth of the over 213,000 global fatalities

An employee checks the temperature of a driver who enters the FCA Mirafiori plant as it resumes its operations after closure during a lockdown amid the Covid-19 outbreak in Turin, Italy. Photo: Reuters
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On Tuesday (April 28), the US became the first country in the world to have more than one million cases of coronavirus

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The number of people infected by the coronavirus pandemic in the US crossed the one-million mark on Tuesday, while the fatalities spiked to over 58,300, exceeding the number of American soldiers who lost their lives in the two-decade-long Vietnam War.

According to the US National Archives, 58,220 American soldiers had died in the Vietnam conflict, which began in 1955 and ended in 1975.

The US, which became the first country in the world to have more than one million cases of coronavirus, now accounts for nearly a third of the 3.1 million cases globally. With 58,355 deaths so far,

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First Published: Apr 29 2020 | 11:11 AM IST

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