More than 15.01 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 616,276 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
At the same time, Australia reported its highest daily number of coronavirus-related deaths in three months on Thursday as new infections continued to climb in its second most populous state.
Victoria state said it had confirmed another 403 infections, while five people had died from the virus in the last 24 hours.
The fatalities, including a man in his 50s, mark the country’s biggest one-day rise in COVID-19 deaths since late April.