More than 1,000,000 people have now died after catching coronavirus, less than a year after the disease began to spread across the globe.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 33,353,615 cases, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.
Last week the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that it is ‘certainly unimaginable’ but ‘not impossible’ that the global death toll could hit 2 million, even with a vaccine, unless countries work together to stop the spread of the disease.
The United States has the highest death toll with more than 200,000 fatalities, followed by Brazil, India, Mexico and Britain.
Behind the figures lie millions of lives shattered by an illness that still holds many mysteries and which cannot yet be effectively treated or prevented, despite a global race to develop drugs and a vaccine.