More than 4,000 COVID-19 deaths were recorded in the United States in one day for the first time on Thursday, as health systems struggle to cope with the number of sick and dying patients.
A total of 4,033 people died in connection with the disease within 24 hours, according to the COVID-19 Tracking Project.
Deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States in now over 365,000 so far, according to data from Johns Hopkins university, out of a population of 330 million people.
More than 266,000 new cases were reported on Thursday in the country, bringing the total tally to not less than 21.6 million cases.
No other country comes close to as many confirmed coronavirus cases in terms of absolute numbers.
In India, there are 10.3 million confirmed cases, while in Brazil, 7.9 million have been counted.