AMERICA on Saturday (Sunday in Malaysia) saw its highest number yet of coronavirus cases recorded in a single day, with more than 277,000 infections.
The hardest-hit country on the globe by the pandemic, america has marked 20.4 million cases overall and slightly below 350,000 deaths.
Infections have already been surging lately, with top US federal government scientist Anthony Fauci caution just days after Christmas that the worst of the pandemic may be yet to come, traveling the united states to a "critical level" as holiday travel spreads the virus.
The country has floundered in its efforts to quell Covid-19, using its vaccination program beset by logistical problems and overstretched hospitals.
A lot more than 4.2 million persons in the US have previously received their first jabs, with 13 million doses distributed, but that falls well behind the 20 million inoculations that President Donald Trump's administration promised by the finish of 2020. - AFP