United States passes one million Covid deaths


The US has passed more than one million Covid-related deaths, says the White House.


President Joe Biden said the country was marking "a tragic milestone" and each death was "an irreplaceable loss".


It's the highest official total in the world - although the World Health Organization believes the true death toll may be much higher elsewhere.

The US has also recorded more than 80 million Covid cases, out of a 330 million population.


The first confirmed case was reported on 20 January 2020, when a man flew home to Seattle from Wuhan in China.