Over 900,000 people around the world have died from COVID-19, according to various tallies on Wednesday night.
The death milestone was reached as worldwide cases also topped 27.8 million.
However, out of the confirmed cases, 19,913,775 people have recovered and the number of active cases is 7,018,807.
The United States remains the world’s worst-affected country, with deaths exceeding 190,000 and cases exceeding 6.3 million.
Brazil is in second place with more than 127,000 deaths followed by India with nearly 74,000 dead.
On Monday, India reported 90,802 new confirmed infections – its highest-ever daily jump – bringing its total to over 4.3 million and bumping Brazil and its 4.1 million cases to third place.
As the epicentre of the pandemic shifts to India, there is no sign of a peak in the world’s second most populous nation.
As bars reopened Wednesday for the first time since lockdown, it is adding more cases each day than any other country since the onset at the start of the year.
It is recording more deaths than any other country – an average of more than 1,000 daily for the last two weeks.
The Americas still account for more than half of all fatalities worldwide owing to high death counts in Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Chile and Ecuador.
An average of more than 5,600 people die each day from COVID-19, according to Reuters calculations based on data from the last two weeks.
The rate of deaths is holding steady taking 18 days to climb from 800,000 to 900,000 deaths. It took 17 days to go from 700,000 to 800,000.
India’s fatality rate is around 1%, while Brazil and the United States have mortality rates of around 3%, in line with the world average.
While both deaths and cases in the United States are down from a July peak, cases are rising in about 40% of the country, exacerbated in part by a return of students to college towns.
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