In the United States, more than 200,000 corona patients have succumbed to the effects of the virus. This is evident from a count by the American University of Johns Hopkins.
President Donald Trump said in March that the government would have done very well if the total number of corona deaths in his country could be limited to 100,000 or 200,000.
In the country of nearly 330 million residents, 100,000 people had died from Covid-19 by the end of May.
The worldwide death toll from the virus has risen to nearly 966,000, according to the university in Baltimore.
Brazil (more than 137,000), India (almost 89,000) and Mexico (almost 74,000) follow the US leader.
More than 6.8 million infections have been diagnosed in the US, which puts the country ahead of India and Brazil. Russia is in fourth place by a long distance.