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US president mourns 700,000 Americans lost to coronavirus

President Joe Biden has described national unity as the United States’ greatest strength in a video commemorating the 20th anniversary of the al-Qaeda attacks on September 11 which left nearly 3,000 people dead.

U.S. President Joe Biden has mourned the over 700,000 Americans killed by COVID-19.

Biden, on his Twitter handle on Saturday night, said: “Today, we mark another grim and heartbreaking milestone in this pandemic: over 700,000 Americans lost.

“As we acknowledge the tragic scale of this death toll, we must remember each person and the life they lived.’’

The White House, also in a statement, described the 700,000 deaths to COVID-19 as a “painful milestone”.

“To heal we must remember, and as our nation mourns the painful milestone of 700,000 American deaths due to COVID-19, we must not become numb to the sorrow.

“On this day, and every day, we remember all those we have lost to this pandemic and we pray for their loved ones left behind who are missing a piece of their soul.

“As we do, the astonishing death toll is yet another reminder of just how important it is to get vaccinated.

“The vaccines are safe, free, and easy—and we have made extraordinary progress in our fight against COVID-19 over the last eight months because of the vaccines,’’ he said.

The latest figures by worldometers.info showed that the U.S. is fastly heading to another milestone of 800,000.

The country now has 719,694 deaths and 44,490,897 confirmed COVID-19 cases, the largest in the world.

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