US more than doubles highest number of monthly COVID-19 cases 

The U.S. more than doubled its highest number of monthly new COVID-19 cases in November, according to data from NBC News.

As of 9 a.m. on Monday, the country has confirmed more than 4.2 million coronavirus cases this month, easily topping the record from October of almost 1.95 million, according to NBC News’s count. Before the fall, July had the most confirmed new cases with almost 1.93 million.

Throughout the month, the U.S. has seen a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, documenting at least 100,000 cases per day since Nov. 4. The day following Thanksgiving, the country surpassed 13 million total confirmed cases throughout the pandemic — six days after reaching 12 million cases.

The country has also seen record coronavirus-related hospitalization statistics this month, with more than 93,000 people currently hospitalized, according to the COVID Tracking Project. Hospitalizations first reached the 90,000 threshold on Black Friday.