Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record global daily cases as Victoria announces 397 new cases and three deaths

Almost 300,000 new infections on Friday, led by US, Brazil and India; Boris Johnson warns of second UK lockdown. Follow all the developments live

6.56am BST

Health officials in the Australian state of Victoria say there are now 1,008 active cases within the aged care sector, which has emerged as a key area of concern for authorities.

It represents an increase of 80 new cases within that sector over 24 hours.

6.43am BST

There are 399 people in Australian hospitals, including 50 people in intensive care units and 28 on ventilators, authorities say.

The overwhelming majority of those were in Victoria.

This is a timely reminder of the importance of the Covidsafe app.

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Source: The Guardian
Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record global daily cases as Victoria announces 397 new cases and three deaths