The U.S. has seen another grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic, with the daily death toll hitting a record 17-hundred the highest in six months.
Statistically, the virus is killing at least one American every minute of the day.
The total number of deaths is more than a quarter of a million four times the fatalities caused by the Vietnam War and seven times that of the Korean War.
Daily new infections also topped 1-hundred-60 thousand for the first time since the outbreak began.
The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday will be a critical period in containing the disease, with governors urging people to refrain from traveling.