Ten of the 50 states have reported a record one-day increase in the number of cases, including Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri and Ohio.
Wisconsin and Illinois recorded more than 3,000 new cases for the second day in a row, which was not seen in the worst spring outbreak, according to Reuters data.
Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming, Oklahoma and West Virginia reported their largest single-day increases in the number of cases.
So far this month, 19 states have seen a record increase in new cases of the virus.
Some 34,000 people are hospitalized with the virus – a number that has increased by 18% in the past two weeks as several states struggle to manage the influx.
Seven states reported a record number of patients with the virus in hospitals on Friday – Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.
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The number of deaths is slowing, but remains an average of 700 per day.
Arkansas, Missouri and Montana reported a record increase in the number of deaths on Friday.
The number of people in the United States who have died from the virus is approaching 214,000, while the total number of recorded cases in the country is more than 7.6 million. Both numbers are the worst in their respective categories in the world.
It comes less than a month before the US presidential election, with incumbent President Donald Trump behind Democratic challenger Joe Biden in the polls.
Mr Trump is eager to resume his normal campaign after three nights in hospital with COVID-19[feminine[feminine.
He is due to deliver a White House speech on Saturday before traveling to Florida on Monday for his first rally since his diagnosis.
But it faces criticism for its handling of the pandemic – downplaying the effects of the virus and disregarding preventative measures such as social distancing and face masks – although not all states require them.
In recent weeks, a number of Mr. Trump’s aides and allies have tested positive for COVID-19 after participating a Rose Garden event where he unveiled Amy Coney Barrett as her choice in Supreme Court.