The United States recorded 3,519 dead and 176,581 infected with the new coronavirus within 24 hours, according to the independent count by Johns Hopkins University.

The country now accounts for 24,982,615 cases and 417,337 deaths from covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

New York state remains the hardest hit by the pandemic with 42,134 deaths, followed by California with 36,763.

The United States is the country with the most deaths and also with the most confirmed cases of infection in the world.