With a death toll of 3,434, Spain now trails only Italy in the number of coronavirus deaths. Italy, Spain, Germany, France and Switzerland are the most badly-hit nations with the highest number of cases.
MPs are to vote on extending the country's state of emergency for another two weeks until 11 April.
More than three billion people around the world are living under lockdown as governments step up their efforts against the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic which has left at least 21,000 people dead. Schools, bars, restaurants and most shops are shuttered, social gatherings banned and people confined to their homes.More news: 'Gwent: The Witcher Card Game' finally arrives on Android
Spain is now in its second week of a national lockdown that was ordered as the number of coronavirus cases spiked.
Since 3 a.m. Thursday, Jamaica, Cameroon, Estonia and Niger have announced their first deaths linked to the virus.
The Johns Hopkins figures far exceed official tallies compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that are updated daily, but only for cases reported by 4.00 p.m. local time (2000GMT) the preceding day.
"Covid-19 is threatening the whole of humanity - and the whole of humanity must fight back", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, launching an appeal for US$2 billion (S$2.9 billion) to help the world's poor. Of that number, almost 8,000 people were confirmed to have the virus in the past 24 hours.More news: Kanika Kapoor tests positive in her third COVID-19 test
To address the shortages, Health Minister Salvador Illa said the government had inked a major deal with China.
Between Monday morning and Wednesday morning, the USA recorded an additional 200 deaths and almost 10,000 new cases of the virus throughout the country.
With just over 600 cases in Russia, President Vladimir Putin this week hasn't imposed a nationwide lockdown, saying his country managed to stop the mass spread of COVID-19.
South Korea is pushing an aggressive test-and-quarantine program that some experts say possibly contributed to its lower death toll in comparison with mainland China and hard-hit European nations.More news: Elton John to host coronavirus benefit concert with Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish