The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has topped 500,000 — a number so staggering that a top health researcher says it is hard to imagine an American who hasn't lost a relative or doesn't know someone who died.
The virus has reached into all corners of the country and communities of every size.
At the same time, many families are left to cope in isolation, unable even to hold funerals.
Experts warn that over 100,000 more deaths are likely in the next few months, despite a massive vaccination campaign.
So far, Arizona has seen 809,474 known cases and a total of 15,502 deaths.
To honor and remember those who passed away due to COVID-19, News 4 Tucson is asking the community to send photos and stories about their loved ones who died in connection to the virus that has turned our world upside down. Submit your memorial entry here.