The Washington National Cathedral has marked the 400,000 U.S. lives lost to COVID-19 by tolling its Bourdon Bell. The cathedral tolled the bell 400 times, once for every thousand lives lost. The 400,000-death toll, reported Tuesday by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population of New Orleans, Cleveland or Tampa, Florida. It's nearly equal to the number of American lives lost annually to strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, flu and pneumonia combined.

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