US COVID-19 death toll passes 100,000.

The US’s coronavirus deaths make up nearly a third of deaths worldwide. Graphic: CDC, public domain.

Author: Sam Buisman

 The United States’ coronavirus death toll passes 100,000.

According to John Hopkins University, the US hit this sorrowful milestone Tuesday night, with total nationwide cases nearing 1.7 million. This constitutes almost a third of the roughly 335,000 deaths globally from COVID-19.

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin levied the blame for these deaths directly at President Donald Trump.

“People died because of Trump’s disastrous response to the coronavirus pandemic,” wrote Spokesperson Philip Shulman in a press release, “and as he cheers for states to re-open and casts aside his own CDC’s safety guidelines, it is inevitable that more Americans will die because of his actions.”

While the President has not commented publicly on the amassing death toll, he has celebrated the progress the United States has made combatting the virus thus far and urged states to reopen.

“We pass 15,000,000 Tests Today, by far the most in the World. Open Safely!” the President wrote on Twitter this morning.

According to CNN, the number of COVID-19 cases is still on the rise in 17 US states, including Wisconsin.