900,000 people in the United States have died of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The data released on Friday, experts believe the true burden of disease to be much higher.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the number of Covid-19 deaths in the US was about 32% higher than reported between February 2020 and September 2021.
According to Johns Hopkins, for the past two weeks, there have been more than 2,000 new Covid-19 deaths reported each day in the US.
The US has the highest reported coronavirus death toll of any country in the world, and even then, the actual number of lives lost directly or indirectly to COVID-19 is thought to be significantly higher.
Experts believe some COVID-19 deaths have been misattributed to other conditions, while some Americans are thought to have died of chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes because they were unable or unwilling to obtain treatment during the crisis.
The World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a global pandemic on March 11, 2020.
Source: Al Jazeera