The US set a record Thursday as the number of new coronavirus cases rose to over 77,000, topping the previous record in July.

Iran PressAmerica: The record-breaking daily tally comes as the total number of coronavirus cases in the country has reached nearly 8.5 million, with 224,280 deaths. There were 921 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Thursday.

The global death toll is 1,144,439 with 42,117,097 confirmed cases. 

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