Americans' life expectancy dropped for the second year in a row and is the biggest drop since the 1920s. COVID-19 is driving the downward trend, according to CDC data.
Some 458 officers died in the line of duty, making 2021 the deadliest year since 1930. The vast majority of deaths — 301 — are attributed to COVID-19, followed by firearm and traffic incidents.
Biden used to talk a lot about the COVID-19 death toll, but over the last year he's shifted to how fight the pandemic. Some want him to go back to addressing the country's grief.
Roughly 175,000 children in the U.S. have lost one or both parents or a grandparent caregiver to COVID-19, according to a new study. The majority come from racial and ethnic minority groups.
Nursing home chain ReNew Health continues to care for hundreds of patients even after the state attempted to crack down. Before and during the pandemic, homes connected to ReNew had safety violations.
More than half a million Americans have died of COVID-19 and, in Georgia, families are grieving the loss of nearly 20,000 loved ones. The pandemic will define a generation of children who lost a parent, grandparent or caregiver. GPB's Ellen Eldridge reports.
Scientists, funeral directors and survivors say the real numbers of infections and deaths in India may be many times more than the reported figures.
A study released Monday finds 43,000 children in the U.S. have lost a parent due to COVID-19. Researchers with the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics also find Black children are disproportionately affected.
A pair of reports published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday sheds new light on the approximately 375,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the U.S. last year.
As the country faces another wrenching milestone, there are signs of hope that we may be beating back the virus. But a brighter future won't bring back precious lives lost.
The U.S. hit more than 4,000 deaths on Jan. 7, which also saw 274,703 new infections, according to Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. continues to lead the world in both cases and deaths.
Eleven months into the COVID-19 crisis, an unimaginable death toll has been reached. NPR spoke to doctors, nurses and the bereaved about how they face loss every day.
Deaths from COVID-19 have jumped nearly 40% this week, and hospitals around the country are straining under their patient load. Here's what happened in the first week after Thanksgiving.
The milestone comes just two days after the country reported one million confirmed coronavirus infections. Mexico is only the fourth country to surpass 100,000 COVID-19 deaths.
With record cases and hospitalizations and newly rising deaths, experts wonder, will this surge ever slow down? Find out where the virus is hitting hardest and what is being done to stop it.