The United States surpassed nine million cases of coronavirus on Friday since the start of the pandemic, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, which reflects a resurgence of infections five days before the elections.
The worst affected country in the world, which has been going through a third wave since mid-October, has accumulated 9,007,298 infections, according to a real-time count from the Baltimore-based university.
President Donald Trump
continues the campaign to catch up with his Democratic rival Joe Biden
, who has criticized the president's virus response and is ahead of him in polls.