The US accounted for the world's highest number of infections and fatalities with 2,564,163 and 125,928, respectively, according to the CSSE.
For many states and counties in the USA, the dark days of the coronavirus pandemic in April unfolded on their television screens, not on their doorsteps.
In New York, the numbers remain low. As a result, several states - such as North Carolina, Nevada and Texas - have opted to pause or roll back their reopening plans. Officials said over 309,700 people have recovered there.
This is according to John Hopkins University, where live tracking of the virus has been underway since earlier this year.
US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar described the current situation as "very serious" during his TV appearances.
"But the window is closing", he said. We need to social distance.
When asked how people would be stopped from travelling outside the city, he said: "We're recommending against all but essential travel both to and from and within Leicester, and as we saw during the peak, the vast majority of people will abide by these rules".
The country with the second-highest number of recorded cases is Brazil, with a total of 13 lakh, and more than 57 thousand deaths. State leaders, like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, have refused calls to mandate the wearing of face masks even as experts say they are vital to mitigating community spread.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading health expert on the COVID-19 pandemic, spoke Friday during the first White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing in almost two months, reminding Americans to consider how their actions have larger impacts on the health of individuals globally.