On Friday the United States surpassed 9 million cases of COVID-19 – with more than half a million infections reported just last week.
The stage came 282 days after the first case of coronavirus was reported in the United States, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Since then, about 228,439 Americans have died from the virus, too mortality rates decrease.
On Thursday, the United States reported a one-day record of 80,622 infections, according to NBC News. It was the first time since the beginning of the pandemic that more than 80,000 cases were reported in a single day, the store said.
That went after 78,981 new confirmed cases were counted nationally Wednesday.
Some 20 states reported more cases last week than at any time during the fire, the New York Times said.
The total global number of coronavirus cases is about 44,860,000, with the United States identifying the highest number of infections, followed by India with 8,040,203 and Brazil with 5,468,270.
Per capita, the United States has the ninth highest death toll in the world, according to Statista.