The United States began on Monday its hardest week of coronavirus crisis, reaching over 10,000 in deaths caused by the virus.
Both the Johns Hopkins University tracker and worldometers.info showed the world’s biggest economy hitting the new level.
With 756 new deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, the U.S. now has 10,372 deaths, third behind Italy, 15,887 and Spain 12,641 deaths.
Officials feared the worst is yet to come.
As at Monday, confirmed infections have risen to world record 352,249.
This is slightly lower than the 368,793 confirmed total for Spain, Italy and Germany combined.
Such was the grim situation in the U.S. that it recorded new infections of 15,576 on Monday, though better than 25,316 cases on Sunday.
The new figure is a thousand fewer than the combined total for Spain, Italy, France, Germany and United Kingdom.
The five countries recorded 16,949 infections on Monday.
As of Friday afternoon, there were approximately 258,000 cases in the United States.
There are now over 352,000 in three days.
The U.S. death toll is expected to get even much worse.
The White House on Tuesday projected that even in the best case scenario, with full mitigation efforts, America would see between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths.
Without any efforts to stop the virus, the death toll could be as high as 2.2 million, reported thehill.com.