The rise in deaths was the biggest one-day increase since fatalities rose by 1,484 on May 27.
Virus cases in the United States also rose by almost 67,000 to a total of 4.56 million, as White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci has warned that the coronavirus is so contagious it won’t likely ever completely go away, contradicting statements made by President Donald Trump who has repeatedly claimed that COVID-19 will eventually vanish.
The virus has continued to see outbreaks across the US following businesses reopening, prompting renewed restaurant closures in some states, new mask mandates and other measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The number of new cases confirmed on a daily basis has topped 50,000 on all but two days of the month, and more than 60,000 new cases have been confirmed on seven of the last 10 days.
Health officials in the US have been warning that the country is not even close to defeating the fatal virus, while some states even reimposed the restrictions they just lifted, seeing a sharp spike in new infections.
Scientists in the United States urged the government to reset its approach to the coronavirus pandemic, warning that the world's hardest-hit country was "not on course to get control" of the coronavirus outbreak.
An internal document by the federal government reportedly predicts the novel coronavirus death toll in the US could hit 182,000 by the end of August.
The number — found in an internal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report obtained by Yahoo News — marks a huge surge from an estimate by the University of Washington at the end of last month, which didn't place the US at more than 180,000 deaths until October.
Death toll from COVID-19 in the United States is expected to climb to 230,822 by November, according the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) of the University of Washington.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the virus pandemic is accelerating on a global level, stating that the coronavirus outbreak has entered a “new and dangerous phase”.