The United States passed the grim milestone of 180,000 coronavirus deaths on Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University's real-time tracker.
AFP reported, the US added 931 new virus deaths in 24 hours, the Baltimore-based university reported at 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Friday), bringing the total death toll to 180,527.
An additional 42,859 new cases brought the overall caseload to 5,860,397. The US is by far the hardest-hit country in the world in terms of both the number of cases and deaths.
At least 2,101,326 have recovered from the virus in the country.
The number of new COVID-19 cases in the US has decreased in recent weeks, but the country is far from out of the woods, with case numbers varying vastly by region.