At least 500,000 dead of Covid in US

At least 500,000 people have died of Covid in the U.S. and almost 2.5m worldwide.

More than 28,206,600 cases have been confirmed in the U.S., according to the NBC News tally. The average number of daily new cases has declined in recent days, however. The number fell below 100,000 on Feb. 12 for the first time in months.