The United States recorded more than 47,000 cases of coronavirus on Tuesday – the biggest one-day spike since the pandemic began.
At least 1,199 people also died from COVID-19 on Tuesday.
US is the worst-affected worldwide in terms of cases and deaths.
The US has more than 2.6m cases and accounts for approximately one in four known deaths worldwide, with the country’s toll at 127,410.
According to top US infectious diseases expert Dr Anthony Fauci, the country could see 100,000 new coronavirus cases a day and a “disturbing” number of deaths if people do not start following public health recommendations.
More than 10.4 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the novel virus, at least 5.3 million have recovered, and more than 510,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.