The number of Americans dead from COVID-19 could fill five Michigan Stadiums 

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The U.S. reached a grim milestone on Monday. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half a million people in the U.S. have died of COVID-19 so far. To put that in perspective, that's enough to fill about five of Ann Arbor's Michigan Stadium, aka the Big House, which has an official capacity of 107,601 — making it the largest stadium in the U.S.

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