The number of people killed by coronavirus worldwide climbed past 800,000 on Saturday, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University
The grim milestone comes less than 24 hours after officials with the World Health Organization said they believe the virus will be under control within two years.
The United States has so far reported more COVID-19 deaths than anywhere else in the world. According to the most recent data, 5.6 million Americans have been infected with coronavirus, including more than 175,000 who have succumbed to the disease. Of those, more than 32,000 victims lived in New York, 16,000 in New Jersey and nearly 12,000 in California.
California, Texas and Florida have also seen their number of infections and deaths climb in recent weeks. On Saturday, the Sunshine State inched closer to 600,000 cases.