The US continued to break the record for highest coronavirus cases in a single day as it reported most daily infections for the third consecutive day with the count of votes in a handful of battleground states still underway to decide the new president.
On Friday, the country registered 132,540 infections from the virus to take the national tally to surge past 1 crore reaching 10,058,586, according to tracking website Worldometer.
With this, the country logged over 1 lakh cases for the third day in a row and overall four.
It has now 240,953 virus-related deaths, including 1,248 registered in the last 24 hours.
Earlier, the US logged record 118,204 infections from the virus on Thursday and 108,389 on Wednesday, a day after the presidential election held under the shadow of the pandemic.
Besides, it recorded 101,461 new coronavirus cases in a day on October 30.