The number of US coronavirus cases surpassed 12 million Saturday -- an increase of more than 1 million cases in less than a week.
At least 12,044,934 cases have been confirmed, according to Johns Hopkins University data, and 255,541 Americans have died.
It's another horrific milestone in a month full of devastating Covid-19 records in the country.
Almost every state has reported a rapid surge in cases, and nationwide numbers have been climbing much faster than ever before -- with the country reporting a staggering 2.9 million infections since the beginning of the month.
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On Friday, more than 195,500 new infections were reported -- the country's highest for a single day, and far beyond what the nation was seeing just weeks ago. The highest number of single-day cases during the country's summer surge was a little more than 77,100 in July, Johns Hopkins University data shows.
The US on Friday also recorded its highest number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals on a given day: just over 82,100 -- according to the COVID Tracking Project.
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