According to a tally by Johns Hopkins University released on Thursday, at least 1,000,036 infections have been recorded after cases doubled in the past eight days. It took 75 days to log the first 500,000 cases around the world.
Around 22% of total cases were reported in the United States, while Italy and Spain have each reported 11% of global cases. China, where the virus emerged in December, accounts for 8% of total cases.
The global fatality rate has now risen above 5% of all reported cases, with the UK, the US and Spain among countries reporting a spike in fatalities in recent days.