After India and Russian Federation revealed thousands of new sufferers, the Johns Hopkins University tally reached the milestone yesterday, with the Covid-19 death toll edging towards 500,000.
Of newly detected cases, 717 have been confirmed in Moscow, 325 in Moscow Region and 285 in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area, according to the report. Latin America became a new epicenter of the pandemic in early June, according to the World Health Organization. Cases are surging in southern and western USA states.
But the worrying trend is also happening in places like Kansas.
The number of people who have died in relation to Covid-19 has passed half a million worldwide.
The number of death cases has risen from 317 to 318, while the number of patients in serious condition has dropped from 41 to 39.
The latest daily caseload is up from the previous day, but still lower than the country's record high of more than 45,000 new cases identified last Friday.
In the U.S., the daily tally of new confirmed cases totaled 42,597 on Saturday.
New Zealand had mostly eradicated the virus by mid-May and went 24 days with no new cases before identifying two this month.
Meanwhile, Swiss authorities said on Saturday they had ordered 300 people into quarantine after a so-called "superspreader" outbreak at a Zurich nightclub.
When asked how people would be stopped from travelling outside the city, he said: "We're recommending against all but essential travel both to and from and within Leicester, and as we saw during the peak, the vast majority of people will abide by these rules".
Speaking with NBC's "Meet the Press," Azar urged Americans to "act responsibly" by practicing social distancing and wearing face coverings as states reopened.
COVID-19 was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December.