US surpasses 100,000 new coronavirus daily cases

A nurse administers a test during a COVID-19 testing and flu shot event at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington.

Washington D.C.: The number of coronavirus cases in the United States on Saturday (local time) added at least 100,000 new cases marking the 26th consecutive day the country has topped that benchmark, CNN reported citing the data from Johns Hopkins University.

So far today the US has reported 114,397 new cases and 862 deaths, CNN further reported.

The exact number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in the United States stood at 13,047,202 as of 22:15 GMT on Friday. More than 264,000 people have died of the disease in the country since the start of the pandemic, Sputnik reported.

The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US has reached 13,244,417, Johns Hopkins University and Medicine reported on Sunday.