Nearly 1 million COVID-19 deaths: A look at the US numbers

  • Nathan Lambrecht is photographed next to a picture of his father, Doug Lambrecht, at his apartment in Woodinville, Wash., on March 21. The 71-year-old retired physician was among the first of the nearly 1 million Americans to die from COVID-19. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Nathan, left, and brother, Ryan Lambrecht, are photographed in Nathan's apartment as they talk about their father, Doug Lambrecht, in Woodinville, Wash., Monday, March 21, 2022. Lambrecht, a 71-year-old retired physician, died March 1, 2020, an early victim in a devastating outbreak that gave a first glimpse of the price older Americans would pay. "If I could wish for one thing to be remembered about him is just that he cared more than anybody I know about the ones he loved and people who he felt needed help and care, and he really pulled for people like that," Ryan said. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Doug Lambrecht was among the first of the nearly 1 million Americans to die from COVID-19. His demographic profile — an older white male with chronic health problems — mirrors the faces of many who would be lost over the next two years.