The number of deaths due to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the United States exceeded the population of the state of Wyoming, Newsweek reports, citing a project of the Johns Hopkins Institute. There are more than 600 thousand victims of the epidemic, and the population of the state in 2020 did not exceed 577 thousand.
According to the project, at the time of publication, there were 600,287 deaths due to COVID-19-related causes in the United States, as well as more than 33.4 million cases of infection — more than in any other country.
Wyoming is the US state with the smallest population. The next after him from the end is the state of Vermont with 643 thousand inhabitants.
Earlier in the United States, the number of victims of coronavirus became more than the number of losses of the country in World War II (291 thousand), the Korean War (47.4 thousand), and the Vietnam War (33.7 thousand).