Meanwhile, the national death toll from the disease rose to 139,128, according to the CSSE.
The country broke record with more than 77,000 new cases in the past 24 hours, data showed.
States with major outbreaks, including Arizona, California, Florida and Texas, all saw record high weekly hospitalizations and deaths. Meanwhile, worsening outbreaks in many other states threaten to increase the epidemic’s death toll in the coming weeks.
Arizona and Texas were preparing to use or already were using refrigerated trucks as morgues due to surging COVID-19 deaths.