The US has recorded the highest number of new coronavirus cases in a single day since August, after several states saw record daily spikes and the national total topped 7million.
There were 55,054 new COVID-19 cases reported by health authorities across the United States on Friday, a Johns Hopkins University tally shows.
It's the highest figure since August 14, when 64,350 new cases were recorded following a peak in infections in the summer.
The record uptick comes as the US surpassed the grim milestone of over 7million total infections on Friday, just three days after virus deaths topped 200,000.
The nation currently makes up more than 20 percent of the world's total cases and has the highest virus death toll than any country.
The alarming figures appear to be a result of a surge in cases in the country's midwest where four states reported record one-day increases on Friday.