The global death toll on Saturday crossed the 8,00,000 mark, according to the latest John Hopkins University data.
In total 8, 08,703 deaths have been recorded so far with 23,382,946 confirmed covid-19 infections across the world.
Since June 6, the fatality rate has doubled with over 1,00,000 deaths in the last 17 days.
The United States with 1,75,416 deaths is the worst affected nation, followed by Brazil and Mexico.
With a death tally of 55,794, India is the fourth worst-hit nation by the novel coronavirus.