The global COVID-19 death toll amounted to 4,000,269 on Wednesday, surpassing the 4 million mark, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
A total of more than 185 million cases have been reported worldwide on Thursday, the tally compiled by the center showed.
The United States remains the worst-hit country with 33,769,829 cases and 606,215 deaths, accounting for more than 18 percent of the global caseload and more than 15 percent of the global death toll.
Brazil recorded 528,540 deaths, followed by India with the world’s third highest fatalities at 404,211.
Countries with over 120,000 fatalities also include Mexico, Peru, Russia, Britain and Italy, according to the center.
Global COVID-19 deaths reached the grim milestone of 1 million on September 28, 2020, hit 2 million on January 15, 2021, and exceeded 3 million on April 17, 2021.