Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 700,000 as top US official to visit Taiwan

US health secretary Alex Azar to visit Taiwan in veiled attack on China; Trump flounders in interview; France could lose control ‘any time’

7.46am BST

Reuters has an interesting article which gives an overview of the coronavirus smartphone apps that have been launched or planned in more than 20 countries and territories in Europe.

These apps aim to break the chain of coronavirus infection by tracking encounters between people and issuing a warning should one of them test positive.

7.29am BST

Here are the latest figures of confirmed cases and deaths in the Western Pacific Region, according to the World Health Organisation.

#COVID19 confirmed cases and deaths in the @WHO Western Pacific Region as of 10 AM Manila time on 5 August

➡ For more info on #coronavirus cases in the region, see the dashboard here: https://t.co/EIf3Bctd3H pic.twitter.com/WbMc3iFCNW

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