America becomes first country to report 100,000 coronavirus deaths
A massive death toll.
The United States has become the first country to reach 100,000 deaths in relation to Covid-19.
Wednesday night saw the US death toll stand at 100,047, with 1.69 million infections, according to the tally compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
John Hopkins University has been tracking cases of coronavirus cases around the world since the beginning of the pandemic.
Donald Trump is yet to respond to this news.
Earlier this month, Trump said 100,000 deaths would be “horrible”, but he claimed that actions by his administration had prevented a much higher death toll.
Joe Biden, Trump's most likely opponent in the 2020 presidential election, did acknowledge the tragic milestone in a tweet on Wednesday night.
He tweeted: "To those hurting, I'm so sorry for your loss. The nation grieves with you."
This news comes as many states across America begin to relax safety measures.
In New York City, the iconic trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) opened for the first time in two months on Tuesday, while in California, places of worship and smaller retail outlets have reopened.
In Ireland, Wednesday night saw 17 further deaths reported in relation to Covid-19, as well as 73 new cases.