The virus has now killed more than one million people around the globe.
Covid-19 researchers at the University of Johns Hopkins now record a death toll of 1,001,646 with a total of 33,353,615 confirmed cases.
The situation today:
The US remains the country with both the most reported infections and highest number of deaths.
Brazil has the second-highest number of recorded deaths, followed by India, Mexico and the UK A $5 (£3.80) test that can detect Covid-19 in minutes will transform efforts to track the illness in less wealth countries, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
He hailed it as a major milestone Scientists meanwhile continue to work towards a vaccine, with nine potential vaccines already in the final stage of testing.