The United States reported 84,218 new coronavirus cases and it broke its daily record, according to a Reuters tally.
The previous record was 77,299 new cases on July 16. At the time, hospitalizations for COVID-19 patients hit 47,000 and two weeks later deaths rose to an average of 1,200 per day. Sixteen states reported a record number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
Health experts have warned that students returning to schools and colleges, could promote the spread of the virus.
The United States has the most cases in the world at 8.5 million and the most fatalities with 224,000 lives lost.