International Covid-19 wrap: Millions of children face measles risk, Taiwan sees no new infections
More than 123 920 people have died worldwide from the coronavirus in 193 countries and territories, according to an AFP tally at 19:00 GMT on Tuesday based on official sources.
There have been 1 961 950 reported infections since the virus emerged in China in December.
The United States has the most deaths of any country with 24 737 fatalities and 592 743 reported infections.
Italy follows with 21 067 deaths, Spain with 18 056, France 15 729 and Britain 12 107.
In Italy, where a strict lockdown has been extended to May 3, most bookshops keep their doors closed despite being allowed to reopen by the government, following decisions by their regional authorities or of their own choice.
Austria on Tuesday reopened small shops and public gardens.
Iceland says it will begin to gradually relax restrictions from May 4, while the Czech government introduces a plan to ease its lockdown measures.
China says it has approved clinical trials for two more experimental vaccines to combat the novel coronavirus.
Pharmaceutical giants Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline say they will join forces to work on a coronavirus vaccine they hope will enter clinical trials this year, potentially making it available in the second half of 2021.