In the United States, more than 6 million people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.
This concerns almost a quarter of the more than 25 million infections reported worldwide, reports The New York Times.
The virus has spread rapidly in the US in recent months. The first contamination came to light in January.
After that, it took more than 3 months before the counter reached one million confirmed corona cases. The US is now the hardest-hit country in the world.
California was recently the first state to pass the 700,000 infection mark, more than most countries have reported.
The latest figures do suggest that the virus is now spreading less quickly in the country. The number of corona cases reported increased from 5 to 6 million in 22 days this month.
Previously, it took 16 days for the US to go from 4 to 5 million infections, the newspaper calculated.