Global coronavirus cases surpassed the 17 million mark on Thursday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University.
According to the tally, the number of deaths from the virus has reach 667,084, with recoveries topping 9.95 million.
The US is still the worst-hit country with over 4.4 million cases, with a death toll that exceeds 150,700.
Brazil, which has the largest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in South 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.
China, where the virus first appeared, has registered 87,213 cases so far, with 4,658 deaths and 80,594 recoveries.
The virus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions since late last year.