More dead to COVID than U.S. combat casualties in WW II

World War II, which embroiled the United States from 1941 to 1945, claimed 291,557 U.S. combat casualties, 2,501 on D Day, June 6, 1945.

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has embroiled the United States since it began claiming lives in March, has now claimed 292,179 Americans, more than were lost to combat in WW II, 3,411 of them on Thursday, more than the number killed on the deadliest day for U.S. personnel in that war.

In Idaho’s five northern counties, there were 295 new cases in the day ended at 5 p.m. Thursday, bringing the total count in the Panhandle Health District to 12,399. There were 71 patients hospitalized and 140 dead, including five in Boundary County, which has now seen 427 with COVID-19, 147 of them active.

Statewide, Idaho had 1,825 new cases confirmed in the day ended at 4 p.m. Thursday, bringing the total to 118,028, with 1,136 Idahoans dead.

In the day ended at 9 a.m. Thursday, Lincoln County saw 15 new cases, bringing the total count to 886, with 160 cases active and nine dead. Of the cases, 491 have been in the Libby area, where 89 cases were active as of Thursday morning, 252 were in north Lincoln County, with 60 cases active, and 117 cases have been in the Troy area, where 15 cases were active.

Across Montana, there were 779 new cases confirmed in the day ended Thursday morning, bringing the total count to 70,892, with 17,117 cases active and 781 Montanans dead.

In the Interior Health region of British Columbia, there were 82 new cases in the day ended at 4:30 p.m,. Thursday, brining the total count to 2,502, with 679 cases active and six dead. There were 19 patients hospitalized, four in intensive care. Province wide, there were 723 new cases in the day ended Thursday morning, bringing the total to 40,060, with 9,524 cases active, 346 hospitalized, 75 in critical care, and 587 British Columbians dead.

Nation-wide, 6,740 new cases on Thursday bring the Canadian County to 445,828, and 113 deaths Thursday to novel coronavirus brings the death toll to COVID-19 to 13,130.

Worldwide, there were 69,688,577 cases as of 2;26 a.m. Eastern time today, and 1,584,063 deaths.

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