At least 4,941,755 cases of Covid-19 have been diagnosed in the United States since the pandemic began, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Another 58,173 cases of the virus were identified on Friday, JHU data shows. At the current rate, the US could cross the 5 million cases threshold on Sunday or Monday.
There were another 1,243 virus-related deaths recorded on Friday. At least 161,347people have now died in the US from Covid-19.
The totals include cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as repatriated cases.