The United States reached 13 million diagnosed Covid-19 cases on Friday, another milestone in a month that is full of them.
It was the fourth such marker the country had counted in November and saw 3.8 million cases of the coronavirus. The U.S. counts more than 4 million cases this month alone, more than double the previous record of 1.9 million cases in October.
According to an NBC News account, more than 264,000 people have died from the disease in the United States.
Less than a week ago, on November 21, the United States crossed the threshold of 12 million cases.
The latest million were caused by attacks on stocks in Texas and Illinois, each of which has experienced more than 80,000 new cases or nearly 80,000 new cases in the past six days. More than half of the states counted 10,000 plus cases at that time.
On Thanksgiving Day, Arkansas and Nebraska set one-day case count records as part of a wave that affected much of the country. The epidemic has been reported everywhere from weddings to nursing homes, and while news of the vaccinations is encouraging, experts say it is the first step in a long process.
The CDC has advised Americans to avoid traveling for Thanksgiving, but U.S. aviation reached a new epidemic peak on Wednesday after peaking the previous weekend.
After calling on residents to stay home, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock traveled to the celebration.