Saturday’s figures of 660,905 and Friday’s 645,410 both surpassed the previous set highest daily total of coronavirus cases which was recorded at 614,013 on November 7.
Within Saturday’s new cases, the un health agency World Health Organisation’s Americas region registered a one-day record high of 269,225 new confirmed infections.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director-general said that there was “a long way to go” in getting the virus under control globally.
He said: “The world cannot put all its eggs in one basket and neglect the many other tools at our disposal that … are effective for bringing this virus under control”.
“The virus itself has not changed significantly, and nor have the measures needed to stop it.”
The US has surpassed 11 million coronavirus cases meaning that the country has recorded 1 million new cases in one week alone.
On Saturday the US recorded 156,416 cases, marking the eleventh day in a row that the country had reported more than 100,000 daily cases.