National Cathedral bell-ringing to pay tribute to 900K COVID-19 deaths

The Washington National Cathedral paid tribute to the more than 900,000 people who have died of COVID-19 in the U.S. Monday evening.

The cathedral said in a statement that it would toll its funeral bell 900 times, beginning at 5 p.m.

It took more than an hour to finish, the cathedral said.

The cathedral is at 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

The bell-ringing was streamed live on the cathedral’s YouTube page.

Here’s a look at the seven-day average for deaths across D.C., Maryland and Virginia:

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Looking for more information? D.C., Maryland and Virginia are each releasing more data every day. Visit their official sites here: Virginia | Maryland | D.C.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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