More than one million people have died from the coronavirus, according to an AFP toll.

Normal every day activities came to a halt as fans, audiences and tourists were forced to stay at home under strict measures imposed to curb the spread of the virus.

Half of humanity — more than four billion people — were under some form of lockdown by April. At first, the lockdown slowed the spread, but since restrictions were eased, infections have soared again.

By 0630 GMT Monday, the disease had claimed 1,001,093 victims from 33,112,474 recorded infections, according to an AFP tally collected from official sources by journalists stationed around the world, and compiled by a dedicated team of data specialists.

The United States has the highest death toll with more than 200,000 fatalities, followed by Brazil, India, Mexico and Britain.

Jobs have been lost, families torn apart and still, the virus continues to take more lives.