There were just over 59,000 Covid-19 patients in hospitals across the United States yesterday, the country's highest number ever of in-patients being treated for the disease, as new infections at record levels for the sixth consecutive day.
Europe, with 12.6 million confirmed cases for more than 305,700 deaths, has once again become the epicentre of the pandemic.
The United States reported the most cases and deaths around the world, which stood at 9,879,323 and 237,192, respectively.
Texas recently overtook California to become the US state with the most cases, standing at 992,741. The latest daily tally is slightly less than the nation's all-time high of 128,412 new cases set on Saturday.
Some 8.5 million cases have been in India and the United Kingdom accounts for nearly 1.2 million. On Monday, the nation's seven-day average of new cases was about 119,000, which was "more than three times higher than it was around mid-September", CNN reports.
"America has now reached a tragic milestone, with 10 million recorded cases of COVID-19".
Eta lashes Cuba, aims for Florida
Eta could get stronger, and forecasters warned it could be a hurricane by the time it reaches the Florida Keys tonight. Monday, the National Weather Service predicted , although the wind might not slow down until late Monday night.
Health experts are anxious that with colder weather and people spending more time indoors, the virus will spread more rapidly, and authorities are cracking down with new mitigation efforts.
IL admitted an average of 131 Covid-19 cases a day to hospitals over the past week, while admissions to MI hospitals averaged 95 cases.
Government data also showed that the number of people reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 has increased by 20,572.
Additional cases added on Monday pushed the total number above the 10 million mark since the beginning of the pandemic.
President-elect Joe Biden meanwhile urged Americans Monday to wear masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus and not consider it a "political statement", as he named the scientists who will lead his administration's response to the pandemic.
Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of pandemic hit.