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Covid deaths surpass the number of people killed during the Spanish Flu pandemic

(KYMA, KECY/ CNN) - Covid-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the Spanish Flu pandemic did back in 1918, which was about 675,000 people.

That number is expected to rise in the U.S. as the average is more than 1,900 deaths per day.

The 1918 Flu, however, came in three different waves occurring in the spring and fall of 1918 and the winter and spring of 1919.

The Spanish Flu was considered America's most lethal pandemic in recent history up until now.


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