Newly reported deaths also surged Thursday, to 2,879, according to Johns Hopkins data, the second daily record in a row.
California has recorded 1.29 million infections and more than 19,500 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins data.
Texas, the second hardest-hit state in terms of cumulative infections, has recorded more than 1.286 million infections and 22,573 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins data.
Reporting varies by state, and deaths recorded on a day may have happened on a different date.
The Thanksgiving holiday was expected to disrupt Covid-19 data reported from counties and states across the country.
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