More than 600,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the United States has passed 600,000, a grim reminder that even though cases are down as more people are vaccinated, the pandemic is not over.

Iran PressAmerica: As of Thursday evening, the nation had seen at least 600,040 Covid-19 deaths, according to a count of reports by NBC News.

More than 33.4 million cases have been recorded in the United States.

The death toll crossed the 500,000 mark Feb. 21, according to NBC News' count.

The number of newly identified cases of Covid-19 and deaths has decreased as more people have gotten vaccinated.

But hundreds of deaths from the disease are reported in the United States nearly every day (on Sunday and Monday, which was a holiday weekend, the reported deaths were more than 150 each day, according to NBC News' count).

More than 136 million people in the US — or around 41 percent of the country's population — have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.