The new figures come after states around the world have been dramatically ramping up their testing programmes.
Yet some fear lockdowns are loosening too fast in places like Tanzania, whose government announced it would resume university life and sporting events on June 1 even as the USA embassy warned virus was spreading exponentially in the East African nation.
More than 4.9 million cases of the novel coronavirus have been registered in total since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP.
More than 1.5 million cases and 93,000 deaths were recorded in the United States alone.
Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has expressed particular concern about rising infections in low and middle-income nations.
A probe into the World Health Organisation's handling of the coronavirus outbreak has been backed by all members states as the USA renewed its severe criticism of the global health body.
This stance stands in contrast to the time Tedros urged Trump not to politicize the virus when the USA president threatened to cut off funding to the World Health Organization last month. Europe and the United States each accounted for just over 20%.
Tedros acknowledged having received a letter from Trump, but declined to comment further.
Trump, determined to reignite the troubled USA economy ahead of his re-election bid in November, said Wednesday the country was "Transitioning back to Greatness" and announced he could host June's G7 summit at a presidential retreat, instead of holding it as a virtual gathering.
In comments that could further annoy Trump, Ryan, said people should avoid using the malaria medicine hydroxychloroquine to treat or prevent coronavirus infection, except as part of a clinical trial to study it.
Peru, Mexico and Chile have also seen steady increases in infections, with nurses in Lima warning that the health system is on the brink of collapse after cases and deaths tripled over the past three weeks.
"At this stage, (neither) hydroxychloroquine nor chloroquine have been as yet found to be effective in the treatment of Covid-19, nor in the prophylaxis against coming down with the disease", Dr Ryan said.