Coronavirus deaths in the US have hit another one-day high at more than 4,300.
The nation’s overall death toll has eclipsed 380,000, according to Johns Hopkins University, and is closing in fast on the number of Americans killed in World War II.
The US recorded 4,327 deaths on Tuesday (local time), with Arizona and California among the hardest-hit states.
Deaths have been rising sharply in the past two-and-a-half months, and the country is in the most lethal phase of the outbreak yet, even as the vaccine is rolled out.
New cases are running at nearly a quarter-million per day on average. More than 9.3 million Americans have received their first shot of the vaccine.