The United States registered 221,267 coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, marking the largest daily increase since December 5, the Johns Hopkins University's tally showed on Thursday. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 15,386,152, APA reports citing Teletrader.
The death toll from the virus surged by 3,124 since yesterday's update to bring the total number of COVID-19-related fatalities to 286,237 nationwide. The daily figure was at its highest level since December 2.
According to the data, 5,889,896 Americans have successfully recovered from the disease since the pandemic began.