The worldwide number of COVID-19 cases passed the 100 million mark on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The terrifying tally came less than three months after 50 million cases were recorded globally in early November.
The US leads all nations with about 25 million cases, accounting for more than one-quarter of the total, according to Johns Hopkins.
The American death toll of 423,653 is also the world’s highest and comprises nearly one-fifth of all COVID-19 fatalities.
But seven other countries have higher per-capita death rates, with Belgium — where more than 1,800 people per million have died of the disease — faring the worst, according to the Statista website.
Other countries where the virus is especially devastating include Britain, where a highly contagious variant was recently discovered and where the death rate is about 1,471 per million.
Clinical staff treat a patient with coronavirus in the intensive care unit at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England.Neil Hall/Pool via AP
In the US, the rate is about 1,277 per million, according to Statista.