National Cathedral Bells Ring 700 Times to Commemorate Death of COVID-19 Victims

The bells of the National Cathedral in Washington DC rang 700 times on Tuesday (5/10) to commemorate the deaths of those who died from COVID-19. The death toll from the coronavirus in the United States has reached more than 700,000.

As the bells rang, several people stood in silence in the cathedral courtyard. The ringing of the bells recalls a grim milestone in the pandemic, which has killed more than 4.8 million people worldwide since the outbreak began in March 2020.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of October 4, 702,360 Americans died from COVID-19.

Last June, the bells of the National Cathedral rang 600 times to remind the 600,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the US. (ka / jm)

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