The US on Friday reported 101,461 new coronavirus cases in a day, setting the world record for most infections in a single day as a fall wave of infections surge in every swing state that will be crucial to next week’s presidential election.
The number of infections nationwide has reached 9,316,297, according to tracking website Worldometer.
This is for the first time that a country recorded over 1 lakh cases in a day since the outbreak.
The country has 235,159 deaths linked to the coronavirus.
On Thursday, the US broke its previous single-day record for new coronavirus infections, registering over 91,000 new cases.
Previously, India held the record for new cases in a single day at 97,894 infections on September 17.