At least 227,885 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the US on Friday, a new single-day record and the fourth time the country has topped 200,000 cases in a single day.
The previous record was set Thursday.
Another 2,607 virus-related deaths were recorded, bringing the nationwide total to 278,932 fatalities.
Since the pandemic began, at least 14,367,462 infections have been identified in the country.
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