The new coronavirus, which first emerged in China in December last year, has so far infected 18,708,685 people and killed more than 704,438 others.
Reuters calculations based on data from the past two weeks show that nearly 5,900 people are dying every 24 hours from the viral disease on average, which equates to 247 people per hour, or one person every 15 seconds.
The United States, Brazil, India, and Mexico lead other countries in terms of fatality rate, according to the tally.
The United States and Latin America are the epicenters of the pandemic and both are struggling to curb the spread of the virus.
Even in parts of the world that had appeared to have curbed the spread of the virus, countries have recently seen single-day records in new cases, signaling the battle is far from over.
The following is the latest on the pandemic from some countries around the globe:
Latin America now has world’s highest death toll
Latin America has become the region with the highest coronavirus death toll worldwide.
The region has now recorded more than 206,000 deaths, approximately 30 percent of the global total.