More than 100 million people around the world have now been infected with COVID-19, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
The United States, which confirmed the largest number of infections, reported a weekly average of around 170,000 daily new cases over the past week.
The official number of cases registered since the pandemic first broke out in China, in late 2019, represents just a fraction of the real number of infections around the world.
The United States remains the nation worst hit by the pandemic, with the world's most cases and deaths, making up more than 25 percent of the global caseload and almost 20 percent of the global deaths.
Vaccination efforts are underway mainly in developed countries.
Some 63 million people have received at least one dose, but that's only a limited number in the world population. Britain is the fifth country in the world to pass that mark, after the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico.
The Eastern European region, including countries like Russia, Poland and Ukraine, contribute to almost 10 per cent of all global Covid-19 cases.
India is second with 10.7 million cases, and Brazil third with 8.9 million cases.
Countries continue to exceed grim milestones, with more than 100,000 people dying in the United Kingdom after contracting coronavirus. Since the beginning of 2021, US caseload has increased by 5 million in just 23 days.
AgenciesIndia comes in second place in terms of cases at 10,654,533, while the country's death toll soared to 153,339.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 195 cases caused by variants from more than 20 states as of Friday.