More than 96.41 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 2,067,198, according to a Reuters tally on Thursday.
The United States remains the worst-hit country, with around a fifth of the two million global Covid-19 deaths, and new US President Joe has made the fight against the pandemic his administration's top priority.
Biden warned the worst of the pandemic is still to come, as the number of American coronavirus deaths surpassed the country's troop fatalities in World War II.
Coronavirus cases have surged past 96 million worldwide, fuelled by the emergence of new variants including one that was first detected in Britain and has now spread to more than 60 nations, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
The number of American coronavirus deaths surpassed the country's troop fatalities in World War II.
"We need all our strength to persevere through this dark winter. We're entering what may be the toughest and deadliest period of the virus," Biden said at his inauguration, where those in attendance wore face masks and social distancing was enforced.
Russia on Thursday reported 21,887 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, including 3,458 in Moscow, pushing the national tally to 3,655,839, according to the country's coronavirus crisis response centre.
The centre said 612 people died overnight, taking the official death toll to 67,832.
India reported 15,223 new coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 10,610,883 cases, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.
India reports 15,223 new coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours on Thursday.
The country recorded 151 new deaths taking the death toll to 152,869.
The ministry also announced that the number of recoveries increased to 10,265,706, following the recovery of 19,965 people.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.