The United States reported 187,833 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University, the highest one-day total since the pandemic began.
The previous daily high was on November 13, with 177,244 cases.
A further 2,015 virus-related fatalities were also reported Thursday.
At least 11,715,316 Covid-19 cases, including 252,535 deaths, have now been reported nationwide.
The totals include cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as repatriated cases.
Background: The US is seeing the fastest spread yet of the coronavirus, the White House Coronavirus Task Force said in its first public briefing in four months on Thursday. Earlier Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving. But other members of the task force said they would not support a nationwide lockdown.
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