Coronavirus live news: France registers more than 1,300 cases for third day in a row

France confirms ‘marked increase’ in cases; Vietnam records first Covid-19 death; Tokyo sees new daily record cases; numbers climb in Spain, Germany and Russia

8.03pm BST

The death toll globally from coronavirus has surpassed 674,000, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tracker.

The figure is now at 674,038, with the US having the most deaths at 152,074, followed by Brazil with 91,263.

7.48pm BST

Donald Trump is on his way to Florida for an event with sheriffs, a round table on Covid response and storm preparedness and a fundraiser at a golf club in nearby Belleair.

Florida governor Ron DeSantis is on his way to meet the president to request authorisation for more troop assistance in the Covid-19 crisis, which is affecting the state badly.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus live news: France registers more than 1,300 cases for third day in a row ———

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