The death toll from COVID-19 surpassed half a million people on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally.
The total number of coronavirus cases reported across the world rose to over 10.1 million, it added. More than 4,700 people are dying every 24 hours from COVID-19-linked illness, according to Reuters calculations based on an average from June 1 to 27. About one-quarter of all the deaths so far have been in the United States.
In just five months, the COVID-19 death toll has overtaken the number of people who die annually from malaria, one of the most deadly infectious diseases, Reuters reported.