The World Health Organization (WHO) reported the highest daily number of Covid-19 cases globally on Sunday, with 230,370 new infections.
In the US, where the virus is raging across parts of the country, nearly one out of every 100 Americans have tested positive for Covid-19.
The US has recorded more than 3.3 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, according to Johns Hopkins University, and at least 135,205 Americans have died.
In Florida, where there’s no statewide mask mandate, health officials on Sunday reported a staggering record of new cases in a single day: 15,300 — the highest number of new cases reported in a single day by any US state since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Across the world, 12.9 million people have tested positive for the virus, according to figures from Johns Hopkins.
Here’s the latest on the pandemic:
South Africa suspends alcohol sales, enforces curfew as it faces a surge in Covid-19 cases: South Africa will resume a ban on alcohol sales and reinstate a daily curfew from 9pm until 4am, to free up hospital capacity as the country’s Covid-19 cases continue to rise.
US military bases in Okinawa hit by Covid-19 as outbreak worsens: United States military personnel on the Japanese island of Okinawa are on virtual lockdown after almost 100 coronavirus cases emerged on several US Marine Corps bases there.The order, which was issued Saturday morning, bans almost all off-base movement by the tens of thousands of US military personnel there, unless approved by an officer with the rank of lieutenant colonel or above.
US service members test positive: Eleven service members of US Forces Korea (USFK) tested positive for coronavirus upon their arrival in South Korea from the United States, USFK said in a statement. Two service members arrived at Osan Air Base on a US government chartered flight on July 7, and nine service members have arrived at Incheon International Airport on four separate commercial flights since July 8.
Bollywood stars test positive: Coronavirus has hit one of Bollywood’s leading families with superstar Amitabh Bachchan, his son Abhishek Bachchan and daughter-in-law, actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan all being admitted to hospital. Authorities in Mumbai have declared Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan’s Jalsa residence in the city a containment zone, after the actor and other family members tested positive for coronavirus.