The United States of America set a third day daily record for new COVID-19 cases, registering more than 127,000 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, as per John Hopkins University report. 

The death toll in the country also recorded a sharp uptick as it registered 1,149 deaths in the past 24 hours since Thursday, as per the Baltimore-based University.

While the number of current deaths recorded in the country is lower than in the initial stages when the novel coronavirus ravaged the adversely affected country, Friday marked the fourth day in a row with more than 1,000 deaths.

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The United States, which is the worst hit country by the novel coronavirus, has recorded 9.7 million plus COVID-19 infections since the country recorded its first case in January. The nation also has had 236,000 plus coronavirus-related deaths. 

Pharmaceutical companies Moderna and Pfizer, both in contention for developing a coronavirus vaccine, have said that they might be ready to apply for emergency use authorizations of the vaccine towards the end of November.

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However experts have opined that once vaccines are available, they will be moderately effective and people will need to continue wearing masks, maintaining social distancing protocols and practice hand hygiene to curb the spread of the coronavirus and effectively end the pandemic.