The US health authorities have reported that 3,309 deaths and 231,775 new cases of coronavirus were registered this Friday, which is a historical record since the pandemic began.
The data, collected from official sources by Johns Hopkins University and the COVID Tracking Project (CTP), also includes a record number of new hospitalizations for COVID-19: 108,044
The six maximum daily infections have been recorded between December 3 and 11 in a range between 217,680 on December 3 and the record of this Friday.
In total, the United States has registered 15,851,735 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,597,212 deaths related to the new disease, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this Friday the emergency authorization for the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the United States, which thus becomes the sixth country in the world to authorize the use of the vaccine after the United Kingdom, Canada, Bahrain, Mexico and Saudi Arabia.
It is expected that 2.9 million doses will be shipped for use in the country next week. The US President, Donald Trump, has indicated that the first vaccine will be put in less than 24 hours in a video broadcast from his Twitter account.
However, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention must still authorize the use of vaccines at the meeting that will be held this Saturday morning, so other calculations place the start of vaccination in the country on Sunday and Monday North American.