In a span of only 24 hours, the US broke the record for most infections and deaths from coronavirus in a single day.
The country on Thursday reported record 218,576 cases over the last 24 hours to bring the national total to 14,535,196.
Besides, highest 2,918 deaths were registered during the period, bringing the death toll in the US to 282,829.
Earlier on Wednesday, the country registered previous highest 203,427 cases and 2,831 deaths in a 24-hour period.
With this, the US reported over 2 lakh coronavirus cases in a single day for the third time.
Earlier on November 20, it recorded 201,083 infections over a 24-hour period.