Coronavirus live news: UK daily infections pass 1,000 as Greece posts highest single rise

UK figure is the highest since June; Greece sees biggest daily rise; US passes 5m cases

8.04pm BST

A large study on the transmission of coronavirus in schools, involving about 20,000 pupils and teachers in 100 institutions across the UK, will confirm that “there is very little evidence that the virus is transmitted” there, according to a leading scientist, the Sunday Times reports.

Professor Russell Viner, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and a member of the government advisory group Sage, said: “A new study that has been done in UK schools confirms there is very little evidence that the virus is transmitted in schools.

7.10pm BST

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported 4,974,959 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 54,590 cases from its previous count a day prior, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 1,064 to 161,284.

The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as Covid-19, caused by a new coronavirus, as of 4pm ET on 8 August.

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