COVID-19 is now the leading killer of Americans. According to a report in Newsweek, the novel coronavirus is now the leading cause of death in America. The virus is responsible for approximately 1,970 deaths a day, more than those caused by cancer, heart disease, auto accidents or gun violence. Approximately 17,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19, and nearly half a million have been infected. The worldwide death toll is approaching 100,000.