A medical worker administers a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Audrey Matthews at a drive-through vaccination site at the Strawberry Festival Fairgrounds in Plant City, Florida [Octavio Jones/Reuters]

The daily COVID-19 death toll in the United States hit a record 4,327 on Tuesday, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, as the Trump administration moved to accelerate the roll-out of vaccinations across the country.

The US daily death toll first surpassed 4,000 on January 8, amid a marked increase following a holiday season that saw widespread travel.

With a total of 382,624 deaths, the US has the highest toll in the world and it has also reported the highest number of infections, with 22,959,610 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins.

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