And on Monday, the country recorded its highest number of daily cases of at least 549, more than Wednesday’s high of 501 with some states still to report their numbers.
Data showed the death toll stands at 648,966, while the number of cases stood at 16,264,048, and a total of 9,407,977 patients won their battle against COVID-19.
After a drop in the infection rate in the late spring, the U.S. has seen a recent surge in COVID-19 cases, particularly in southern and western states such as California, Texas, Alabama and Florida.
The last time the daily number of new cases clocked in below 60,000 was almost two weeks ago, on July 13.
Total COVID-19 cases in the Sunshine State rose by 9,300 to 423,855 on Sunday, just one place behind California, which now leads the country with 448,497 cases.