The grim milestone passes as the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads out of control from coast to coast.
Illinois and North Dakota, among others, are reeling under the impact of the pandemic.
As the U.S. awaits election results, the pandemic continues to ravage the country. More than 120,000 new cases were reported in a single day for the first time this week. NPR discusses the latest.
An NPR analysis shows that the majority of counties with the highest COVID-19 death rates showed stronger support for Trump in 2020 than they did four years ago.