According to Johns Hopkins figures, 1169 were killed from Wednesday to Thursday, which was the highest daily death toll in the U.S. and beyond.
The new death toll from the virus is 7406 due to the new figures. Approximately 30,000 new cases of the virus have been reported since Thursday and a total of 276,995 infections have been reported.
The US government issued new advice on Friday (local time) to combat the virus. CDC recommends that citizens wear face masks in public to prevent contamination.
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