As it set another Friday for the record books, the United States has smashed a previous peak of 3,124 regular COVID-19 casualties. An unprecedented 3,309 regular fatalities were registered on Friday, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. Wednesday’s previous high of 3,124 deaths was confirmed. According to a count by Johns Hopkins University, the US has achieved a record daily confirmed infections at 231,775. That is nearly 4,000 more than Dec. 4’s previous record. The rises come when millions of doses of Pfizer and German company BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine begin rolling into hospitals on Monday. The first vaccines would go to the staff of hospitals and other practitioners in health care. The U.S. leads the world with 15.9 million confirmed cases and over 296,000 deaths. Cumulative infections were estimated by Worldometers.info on Saturday at 16,528,579 and deaths at 304,944 by 2400GMT. More than 1.6 million worldwide deaths have been caused by the coronavirus.