Global coronavirus cases exceeded 17 million cases on Thursday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University.
The number of deaths from the virus has reached 667,084, with recoveries topping 9.95 million.
The US remains the worst-hit country with over 4.4 million infections, while its death toll exceeds 150,700.
Brazil, which has the largest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Latin America, has the second-highest number of infections worldwide at over 2.5 million.
India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico are also among the hardest-hit countries in the world.