But this holiday season was especially brutal with more than 50,000 deaths in the past month, according to Johns Hopkins University.
In the past week, on average 2,403 people in the United States die every day from Covid-19.
That’s an average of one Covid-19 death every 40 seconds.
And the effects go beyond families directly affected by coronavirus.
On Sunday, a record 109,331 people were hospitalized with Covid-19, according to the Covid Tracking Project.
Meanwhile Americans largely control how many families will lose loved ones during the holidays.
That depends on personal responsibility:
If 95% of Americans were to wear masks permanently, it could save about 56,000 lives by April 1, according to the University of Washington Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.
Small sacrifices made now could prevent your family from losing the loved one.
CNN’s Brandon Miller contributed to this report.