The US death toll from the novel coronavirus passed another grim milestone Sunday as the number of cases crossed the 225,000 marks.

Iran PressAmerica: The Center for Systems, Science, and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University reported there were 225,111 COVID-19 related deaths across the country as of Sunday afternoon.

By comparison, there were 291,557 American soldiers killed in battle during World War II, according to the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

The US leads the world in coronavirus deaths and in total cases, which are now over 8.6 million, according to Johns Hopkins. Brazil has the second-highest death toll with nearly 157,000 dead, followed by India with nearly 119,000 deaths, according to the data.

The global death toll is 1,159,097  with 43,346,888 confirmed cases.

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