The new tally compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows that the United States recorded its highest number of coronavirus affectees in last one day, which is 201,961 cases, while 1,535 people died of the viral infection during this time.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the US has climbed to 10,238,243, with a total of 239,588 deaths.
It has been around one week since the number of cases a day has mounted to more than 100,000.
The health system of the country is under immense pressure as 60,000 people have been hospitalized according to the COVID Tracking Project.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has had mocked the spread of coronavirus and people wearing masks to protect themselves. He had believed that the infection would go away itself.
On the other hand, the president elect Joe Biden has vowed to take actions to protect his people from the virus without any regard and prejudice for a state whether red or blue.
The vaccine developed by Pfizer in collaboration with German biotech company BioNTech is more than 90 percent effective against coronavirus, the drug manufacturing company claimed on Monday after its early analysis.
Though not much details have been revealed but it said that an independent panel of experts analysed the vaccine’s progress against the disease that had left more than 1.2 million people dead in less than one year.
The company said that no serious side effects were witnessed during the clinical trials.