The U.S. topped 300,000 coronavirus deaths on Monday, per Johns Hopkins data.

The big picture: The U.S. is averaging 2,427 deaths a day — 300 more fatalities per day than during the pandemic’s initial peak in the spring, per the COVID Tracking Project.

U.S. deaths have reached “the equivalent of losing the entire population of cities such as Orlando, Pittsburgh or St. Louis,” the Washington Post notes.