US COVID-19 death toll nears 200K mark

In the last seven months close to 200,000 Americans, of all ages, genders and races, have died due to complications of coronavirus.
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on the coronavirus emergency. You're looking at the faces of the nearly 200,000 American lives lost to the virus. The Washington national cathedral marking the occasion by tolling its bell 200 times once for every 1,000 lives. Let's go to Eva pilgrim. Reporter: The U.S. Nearing the grim milestone nearly 200,000 deaths from coronavirus. The virus targeting victims of all ages, genders and races. ABC news learning more information about some of the lost lives. More men succumbing than women. The majority O deaths over 65 years old. Roughly 40% of all fatalities linked to long-term care facilities. Some health care workers paying the ultimate price while trying to save others. Nearly 1,200 frontline workers between the ages of 20 and 80 lost their lives to virus or complications from it. An infection disease specialist in Kentucky one of them. The 62-year-old lost her battle with covid after a four-month struggle. She always championed the message of wearing your mask in public. Reporter: In Houston this doctor started to experience flu-like symptoms in July. We thought she was coming home. Reporter: The ob/gyn resident who treated covid patients in the E.R. Died. She was just 28 years old. According to the covid tracking project nearly 29,000 people are currently hospitalized. The lowest number since June. Montana, Hawaii and west Virginia are setting new records for deaths. Doctors now bracing for a possible surge this winter. As a physician I'm still stressed because a lot of things are unknown. Reporter: Health professionals urging people to maintain social distancing as schools try to balance learning and student safety. In Massachusetts a teen and his parents expected to be charged after his hosted a party with more than 45 people. Couple of my peers made some We're paying the consequences. Reporter: That high school forced to switch all students to remote learning. The world health organization saying that gen-z and millions are driving the spread. Those young people in service jobs are at greater risk of being exposed. George? We're following other

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