The US has had a total of 14,102,562 coronavirus infections, with at least 275,729 deaths as a result of the virus, the data showed. This comes less than a week after the US topped the 13 million-case threshold.
This record comes a day after the US saw its highest single-day coronavirus death toll to date with 3,157 fatalities. This number was 20 percent higher than the previous single-day high of 2,603 on April 15.
Earlier this week, the US hit a record number of hospitalizations due to the coronavirus. More than 100,000 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 on Tuesday, per the Covid Tracking Project.
Globally, there have been more than 65 million coronavirus infections and more than 1.5 million fatalities, with one death reported every nine seconds on a weekly average.