The death toll in the United States due to the coronavirus surpassed 150,000 on Wednesday, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.
The country’s coronavirus death toll was 150,676 as of Wednesday evening which is more than a fifth of the world’s recorded deaths.
The first death in the US was reported on February 29. The country reached 50,000 deaths 54 days later on April 23, and 34 days later, on May 27, crossed 100,000 deaths. It has taken 63 days to add another 50,000 to reach the 150,000 mark.
Some states are seeing their highest death tolls. California on Wednesday reported 197 Covid-related deaths in a single day, according to state Department of Public Health.
Twenty-five states have seen a rise in new COVID-19 cases over the last two weeks. More than 4.39 million COVID-19 cases have been reported across the country.