The US has become the first country in the world to reach the grim milestone of registering over 3 lakh coronavirus cases in a single day.
On Friday, the country reported a further 301,655 infections over the last 24 hours, pushing the total to 22,456,902, according to Worldometer.
It has so far suffered 378,149 Covid-related deaths, including 3,914 during the period.
This is for the first time that any country in the world has reported over 3 lakh Covid-19 cases in a day since the pandemic.
Earlier on Thursday, the US reported record 274,190 cases and highest 4,134 deaths over the last 24 hours.
Besides, it registered previous highest 260,973 cases and 4,100 deaths on Wednesday.