The United States has exceeded 25 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the epidemic began.
The new milestone, reported Sunday by Johns Hopkins University, is a stark reminder of the widespread reach of coronaviruses in the US, which has seen far more confirmed cases and deaths than any other country in the world.
One in every four cases in the US are reported worldwide and one in every five deaths. India has reported the second-highest number of cases with 10.7 million.
The number of new cases in the US has recently shown signs of slowing down, with an average of 176,000 reports per day in the past week, down from 244,000 in early January.
The first case of infection in the country was diagnosed about a year ago.