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US hits 600,000 COVID-19 deaths

About 43% of Americans, or 140 million people, have been fully vaccinated.

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More than 600,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the US.

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As vaccinations ramp up across the US, with more than 300,000 doses now administered, the COVID-19 death toll has topped the grim milestone of 600,000, according to numbers Wednesday from John Hopkins University. The coronavirus global death count is now 3.8 million. 

The US has fully vaccinated 140 million people, or around 43% of the population, according to John Hopkins. Coming second is India, with almost 45 million people vaccinated, the UK with 28 million, Brazil with 23 million and Germany with 18 million.

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