US coronavirus death toll surpasses number of American service members who died in World War I

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The U.S. coronavirus death toll on Tuesday surpassed the number of U.S. service members who died in World War I. 

As of Tuesday, the death toll in the U.S. from the coronavirus surpassed 116,700, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University

The COVID-19 fatalities is roughly 200 more than the 116,516 U.S. service members who died in World War I, according to Department of Veterans Affairs data

The U.S. ranks highest in the reported number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths, based on the Johns Hopkins database. The U.S. has reported more than 2 million confirmed COVID-19 cases. 

Globally, there are more than 8 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and 438,806 fatalities, according to the same database.

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