The US continued to smash the record for most infections from coronavirus in a single day.
On Friday, it recorded 246,530 cases, highest infections in a single day anywhere in the world since the pandemic began, to take the total to 16,295,458.
Besides, the virus deaths have jumped past 3 lakh in the country to reach 302,750, including 3,019 registered during the period.
On December 4, the US reported previous highest 238,065 cases in a 24-hour period.
The country recorded highest single-day deaths of 3,261 on December 9.