It comes as the epidemic destroys many records in the country, with new cases every day operating around 160,000 on average.
More than 250,000 people have now died of coronavirus in the US, with the rate of new infections and hospitalizations rising.
The latest figures from Johns Hopkins University, which has been monitoring the epidemic, show that the number of people dying from the virus in the country is now 250,485.
It comes as the epidemic breaks many records across the country, with daily count of new cases of coronavirus operating at an average of 160,000 on average – an increase of 80% over the past two weeks.
Cases are on the rise in all 50 states. Death is estimated at more than 1,155 a day, which is the highest number in the months.
And the number of hospitalized people with COVID-19 doubled last month and sets new records every day this week.
As of Tuesday, about 77,000 had been hospitalized due to the virus.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, South Africa’s leading infectious disease specialist, has called on Americans to “double” the basic defenses such as masks and isolation.
He said the country would benefit “in the same way” from the outbreak.
“We need important public health measures that everyone must follow, not just unite, ‘one state says this, another state means another’,” he told The New York Times.
Authorities and mayors across the US – some with a complaint – issued a mandate mask, limiting the size of private and public gatherings before Thanksgiving, banning food from indoor restaurants, closing gyms or limiting hours and power bars, shops and other businesses.
On Wednesday, officials announced that New York City’s school system – the largest in the country, with more than a million students – would be closed again from today.
However, eight months later New York City emerged as the first major outbreak of the epidemic – the epicenter of the crisis in the upper Midwest.
Ordering a four-week ban on restaurants, fitness and recreation facilities, Governor Tim Walz of Minnesota, one of several states in the region hit by the highest rates in each country, said:
Major advances in the race for vaccine offer some hope, with the makers of two leading leaders announcing both jabs working at about 95%.
But both candidates – from Pfizer and Moderna – are months away from being sent to a larger scale and both face complex travel challenges.
President-elect Joe Biden wrote on Twitter: “What has been true about the first vaccine remains true for the second: we still have months left.”
Earlier this week, a leaked report by the White House coronavirus task Force warned of an “aggressive, relentless, growing global population, reaching out to many regions, with no evidence of improvement but, rather, ongoing deterioration”.
Dr Michael Osterholm, a member of Mr Biden’s new coronavirus counseling board, told NBC this week: “We are in a very dangerous time, a very dangerous time for public health since 1918. And if we do not take such important steps as air exchanges with our neighbors, friends, and partners, we will see these numbers grow significantly. “