US deaths from the novel coronavirus rose by nearly 1,300 on Tuesday, the biggest one-day increase since May, according to a Reuters tally.
The US states of California, Florida and Texas together accounted for 584 deaths from coronavirus, the data showed. Arkansas, Montana and Oregon also had one-day record increases in COVID-19 fatalities. Last week, fatalities increased by over 1,000 for four days in a row.
The United States has lost nearly 150,000 people in total, the highest number in the world. Cases rose by over 64,000 on Tuesday to a total of 4.38 million.