Major airports in the United States have seen a dramatic increase in passengers in recent days even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urged Americans to stay home for Thanksgiving amid the surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths.

The Transportation Safety Agency (TSA), which is responsible for security at US airports, said that 917,354 people went through checkpoints on Monday.

On Sunday, the TSA checkpoint count topped 1 million for only the third time since the pandemic took hold in the US in March.