The number of deaths from the coronavirus in the United States has reached a grim milestone, as 100,000 people in the country have lost their lives to the disease.
Johns Hopkins University, which maintains a database on the disease, made the announcement Wednesday.
Meanwhile, a model developed by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington predicts that 143,000 Americans will die from the virus by August.
In addition, the CDC reports that although more than half of those who have died from COVID-19 were 75 years and older, people between ages 45 and 64 represent 18 percent of deaths, and those between ages 18 and 44 represent three percent of deaths.
The U.S. continues to lead the world in COVID-19-related deaths, as well as in the number of confirmed cases. According to Johns Hopkins, the United Kingdom and Italy rank second and third in virus-related deaths with, about 37,000 and 33,000, respectively.
Brazil and Russia are the only other countries that have more than 300,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while the United Kingdom and Spain are fourth and fifth, with nearly 263,000 and 236,000 cases.