The United States has recorded the largest death toll ever since the outbreak of the virus late last year; as it has lost 1,169 people to COVID-19 in a single day.
This is according to the John Hopkins University tracker. The toll reflected figures reported by the university between 8:30pm Wednesday (0030 GMT) and the same time Thursday.
The highest record of Coronavirus death was previously held by Italy, where 969 people died on March 27.
The US has now recorded around 6000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began.
The US city of New York has been the epicentre of the outbreak accounting for almost of infections and deaths so far.
US President Donald Trump’s administration appeared to join local officials on Thursday in advising Americans to wear masks when venturing out during the still-exploding coronavirus pandemic.