The collision involved a tightly packed SUV and a semitrailer full of gravel.
The grim milestone comes as COVID-19 hospitalizations are on a steady decline and vaccines are administered across the nation.
Although Cuomo's emergency pandemic powers will expire April 30, 14 Democratic state senators are joining Republicans in calling for those powers to be rescinded immediately.
New York Democrats are criticizing the governor's office after new allegations of a COVID-19 cover-up from Cuomo emerged this week.
The country's death count could reach up to 424,000 by the week ending January 23, according to the latest forecasts received by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hospitalizations for the new coronavirus have surpassed 100,000 nationwide as public health experts predict the situation will worsen in the coming weeks.
North Dakota reported the highest number of deaths per capita in the last seven days, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Moscow has re-opened two temporary hospitals and private school students have been told to stay at home as the country faces its second wave of the pandemic.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who in late March referred to COVID-19 as a "little cold," is enjoying his highest approval ratings and a tiny percentage of residents who blame him for the world's second-highest toll death.
The state reported 135 deaths on Tuesday, the state's highest daily death toll since the pandemic began in March.
Average daily death tolls have been rising in Georgia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Nevada, Louisiana, Tennessee and Oregon over the past month.
"It'll be going away and they scream, 'How can you say that?'" Trump said. "I said, 'Because it's going to be going away.'"
The state's official care-home death toll of just over 6,600 may likely not have counted thousands of additional deaths statewide, the Associated Press reported.
The death tolls in Texas and Arizona are projected to reach 27,435 and 6,840, respectively, by December 1.
Arizona's Maricopa County has seen a large increase in deaths in June and July, county officials confirmed.
After a record spike of infections in the past month, Texas is now facing the deadly consequences of those numbers, with its death toll at 5,877.
The state saw a record 109 hospitalizations on Thursday, the highest number reported in a single day since the outbreak began.
A drop in U.S. virus fatalities reported on weekends and a surge reported Mondays and Tuesdays has been seen throughout the outbreak.
"And that's because of American innovation," White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said.
IHME Director Dr. Christopher Murray said he was concerned about Brazil showing "rapid increases despite having in place considerable social distancing mandates."
The IHME model suggests deaths will reach 200,000 by October 1 and predicts a second wave will start in September.
The Scandinavian country known for its light-touch approach to battling the pandemic reached 54,562 total coronavirus cases Wednesday. It is currently the second most-infected country per capita in the world.
Over 117,000 people have now died from the virus since the pandemic began, with thousands more deaths expected over coming months.
"We need to act now—rather than wait for the deaths to start to rise," Helen Jenkins, an epidemiologist at Boston University School of Public Health, told Newsweek.
The Russian president touted his government's ability to contain and minimize coronavirus deaths better than the United States, despite his country's reported death toll being widely criticized internationally.
New figures show the extent the pandemic has taken on front-line health workers, a new project sets out to memorialize the real people behind the statistics
The United States, Russia and the United Kingdom are among the countries with the highest number of new, daily coronavirus cases.
"I want to be very clear," Governor Whitmer said in a Thursday news briefing. "COVID-19 is still present in Michigan."