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U.S. COVID Deaths Drop in February But Still on Pace to Top Half-Million by Month’s End

HeadlineFeb 19, 2021

In the United States, more than 2,500 people died of COVID-19 on Thursday, with another 70,000 new cases recorded. The official U.S. death toll is on pace to top a half of a million before the end of the month. The Washington Post reports that, on average, one person died of COVID-19 every 28 seconds in January. President Joe Biden is visiting Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing plant in Michigan today to continue his push for a proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.

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