Baku, January 27, AZERTAC
More than 100 million people around the world have now been infected with COVID-19, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
The United States remains the worst-hit country, recording more than 25 million cases and 420,000 deaths.
President Joe Biden, who has promised a fierce fight against the pandemic, has set a goal of administering at least 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days in office.
India and Brazil have the second and third highest case tallies after the US, standing at more than 10.6 million and 8.8 million infections respectively.
It is well understood the true number of cases is likely to be far higher than what has been reported.
Countries continue to exceed grim milestones, with more than 100,000 people dying in the United Kingdom after contracting coronavirus.
The UK's health department said 100,162 people had died after testing positive for COVID-19, including 1,631 new deaths reported on Tuesday. Britain is the fifth country in the world to pass that mark, after the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico.