Coronavirus has now contributed to the deaths of one million people worldwide.
The report of the millionth death arrived just short of 10 months after the first confirmed death, in China in January.
The virus continues its spread across the world, with more than 33 million confirmed cases in 188 countries.
The virus is surging in many regions and some countries that had apparent success in suppressing initial outbreaks are also seeing infections rise again.
Where are cases and deaths rising?
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the death toll could hit two million before an effective vaccine is widely used.
A number of regions have seen new coronavirus cases rise over the last few months, with India driving numbers in Asia.
The official number of confirmed infections in India has reached six million, the second-highest in the world after the US.