This is the second time this year that the Cathedral has marked the ever-growing death toll from COVID-19 in the United States.
In September, the Cathedral tolled its bell 200 times after the United States crossed a grim milestone of 200,000 deaths from the virus.
In a written statement, the Cathedral’s dean, the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, said he had grown weary of tolling this bell. “God forgives us if we find ourselves tolling this bell again at 400,000 lives lost,” he wrote in his statement.