The United States overtook China and Italy on Thursday as the world’s worst-hit country by the raging coronavirus pandemic.
The U.S. took the morbid distinction after new 14,336 confirmed cases were added.
The record figure shot the country to the top of the table with 82,547 cases.
China where the pandemic began late last year has 81,285 cases.
Italy, the worst hit country in Europe, has 80, 589 cases.
According to worldometers.info figures, while Italy recorded 6,203 cases on Thursday, China logged just 67.
The death toll in the U.S. has also spiralled to 1,182.