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    35 Real-Life Examples Of Just How Scarily High The COVID-19 Death Toll Is

    The enormous death toll put into perspective.

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    It wasn't long ago that the United States hit 150,000 COVID-19–related deaths. Then, in September, we hit 200,000. Now we're at 250,000. Over 250,000 have died from the coronavirus in the US.

    It can be hard for any of us to process just how massive a number like 250,000 is.

    Here's some perspective:

    1. 250,000 is more than the population of Baton Rouge, Louisiana:

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    Population: 220,236

    2. 250,000 is more than the population of Boise, Idaho.

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    Population: 228,959.

    3. 250,000 is more than the population of Fort Lauderdale, Florida:

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    Population: 182,437

    4. 250,000 is more than the population of Salt Lake City:

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    Population: 200,567

    5. 250,000 is more than the population of Grand Rapids, Michigan:

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    Population: 201,013

    6. 250,000 is almost twice the population of Charleston, South Carolina:

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    Population: 137,566

    7. 250,00 is about five times the population of Hoboken, New Jersey:

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    Population: 52,677.

    8. 250,000 is more than the population of Rochester, New York:

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    Population: 205,695

    9. 250,000 is more than the population of Chattanooga, Tennessee:

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    Population: 182,799

    10. 250,000 is almost three times the population of Santa Monica, California:

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    Population: 90,401.

    11. 250,000 is more than the entire population of Little Rock, Arkansas:

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    Population: 197,312

    12. 250,000 is more than the population of Winston-Salem, North Carolina:

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    Population: 247,945

    13. 250,000 is more than 2.5 times the population of Albany, New York:

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    Population: 96,460.

    14. 250,000 is three times the population of Santa Fe, New Mexico:

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    Population: 84,683

    15. 250,000 is more than the population of Tallahassee, Florida:

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    Population: 194,500

    16. 250,000 is twice the population of Topeka, Kansas:

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    Population: 125,310

    17. 250,000 is almost five times the population of Portland, Maine:

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    Population: 66,215

    18. 250,000 is more than the population of Providence, Rhode Island:

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    Population: 179,883

    19. 250,000 is more than twice the population of Hartford, Connecticut:

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    Population: 122,105

    20. 250,000 is almost twice the population of Syracuse, New York:

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    Population: 142,327

    21. 250,000 is more than the population of Salem, Oregon:

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    Population: 174,365

    22. 250,000 is more than the population of Montgomery, Alabama:

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    Population: 198,525

    23. 250,000 is more than the population of Glendale, California:

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    Population: 199,303

    24. 250,000 is more than the population of Akron, Ohio:

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    Population: 197,597

    25. 250,000 is more than the population of Sioux Falls, South Dakota:

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    Population: 183,793

    26. 250,000 is more than the population of Jackson, Mississippi:

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    Population: 160,628

    27. 250,000 is about five times the population of Pensacola, Florida:

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    Population: 52,975.

    28. 250,000 is almost five times the population of Dubuque, Iowa:

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    Population: 57,882.

    29. 250,000 is more than three times the population of Somerville, Massachusetts:

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    Population: 81,360.

    30. 250,000 is over twice the population of Fargo, North Dakota:

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    Population: 124,662

    31. 250,000 is over double the population of Billings, Montana:

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    Population: 109,577

    32. 250,000 is more than the entire population of Richmond, Virginia:

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    Population: 247,945.

    33. 250,000 is more than the population of Augusta, Georgia:

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    Population: 197,888

    34. 250,000 is more than the population of Huntsville, Alabama:

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    Population: 200,574

    35. 250,000 is more than the population of Worcester, Massachusetts:

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    Population: 185,428

    All population numbers are 2019 estimates from census.gov.

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