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A total of 60 countries have reported either imported cases or community transmission of the UK coronavirus strain.
Mass immunization programs using Chinese firm Sinovac's Covid-19 vaccine are underway in Indonesia and Turkey, despite questions over its effectiveness.
Since then, cases have been reported on every continent. The vast majority of cases and deaths are now outside mainland China, where the outbreak began.
The global coronavirus death toll surpassed 2 million on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Overall, the U.S. is leading all countries in deaths with 388,705, with Brazil, India, Mexico and the U.K. next in line.
On Thursday, Germany reported 1,244 fatalities, bringing the nationwide death toll to 43,881. It was a record daily rise in Covid-19 deaths, higher than the 1,188 recorded on January 8.
• The World Health Organization is asking wealthy nations to share the vaccine with low-income countries.
.The only other time the number of deaths have gone over 4,000 took place on January 7 when 4,194 total deaths were reported, according to JHU data. .Prior to Tuesday's record-setting death toll, the US had averaged more than 3,223 Covid-19 deaths a day over the past week, JHU data showed.