The United States, India and Brazil have logged the highest overall numbers, followed by Russia, the United Kingdom and France, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Lockdowns are generally getting tighter in Europe because of the rapid progress of new coronavirus strains and a surge in the number of infections.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had outlined a four-stage plan for easing England's lockdown, starting 8 March. Legal limits on social contacts will be removed during the last state, which will happen no earlier than 21 June.
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