The United States recorded its 12 millionth coronavirus case on Saturday, data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows, with nearly 1 million new infections recorded in just the last six days. The latest surge occurs as Americans gear up for the holiday season. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned against traveling for Thanksgiving, more than 1 million people passed through U.S. airports on Friday, according to Transportation Security Administration data. That's the second highest number of air travelers in a day since mid-March, when the pandemic first took off in the country. However, that figure is still less than half the total of people who passed through screenings on the same weekday a year ago.

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