WATCH: Washington National Cathedral tolls bell 700 times for COVID-19 deaths

The Washington National Cathedral honored the 700,000 people in the U.S. who have died of coronavirus by tolling the cathedral’s bell 700 times Tuesday evening.

The Bourdon bell tolled at 5 p.m., once for every 1,000 people who died.

It took about 70 minutes to complete the tolling.



Watch it below:

The last time the bell tolled for COVID-19 victims was in June, when 600,000 had died of the virus.

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