A total of 228,131 new coronavirus cases and 3,359 virus-related deaths were recorded in the United States on Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
The nationwide totals now stand at 18,458,373 infections and 326,124 deaths.
The totals include cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as repatriated cases.
Wednesday marks the third-highest number of Covid-19 deaths reported in a single day in the US.
The worst five days for new deaths are:
- Dec. 16: 3,682
- Dec. 22: 3,401
- Dec. 23: 3,359
- Dec. 17: 3,346
- Dec. 11: 3,283
At least 9,465,725 vaccine doses have been distributed and at least 1,008,025 doses of the vaccine have been administered, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CNN is tracking US cases: