Lawmakers participated in candlelight vigil outside the Capitol on Tuesday evening

So far more than 502,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the U.S.
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Members of Congress at candlelight ceremony on Feb. 23, 2021
Members of Congress at candlelight ceremony on Feb. 23, 2021
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A bipartisan gathering of lawmakers took part in a candlelight vigil on Tuesday evening that included a moment of silence in remembrance of the more than 500,000 individuals who have passed away from coronavirus in the U.S.

So far there have been more than 502,000 coronavirus fatalities in the U.S., according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.