Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record new global cases; Israel first country to reimpose national lockdown

WHO records more than 307,000 cases in 24 hours to Sunday; Victoria, Australia sees lowest case rise in nearly 3 months. Follow the latest updates

7.42am BST

The World Health Organization expects Europe to see a rise in the daily number of Covid-19 deaths in October and November, the head of the body’s European branch has told AFP.

“It’s going to get tougher. In October, November, we are going to see more mortality,” the WHO Europe director, Hans Kluge, said, as the continent experiences a surge of cases though the number of deaths has remained relatively stable.

I hear the whole time: ‘the vaccine is going to be the end of the pandemic’. Of course not!

We don’t even know if the vaccine is going to help all population groups. We are getting some signs now that it will help for one group and not for the other

7.32am BST

Two more people in Thailand have tested positive for the virus.

The Thai government said two people on repatriation flights had tested positive, bringing its cumulative total to 3,475.

#COVID19 situation in #Thailand as of 14 Sep 2020
Thailand reported 2 new confirmed cases from people on repatriation flights

New Confirmed Cases: 2

Cumulative number of cases: 3,475 (+2)

Receiving medical treatments: 105

Recoveries: 3,312 (+0)

Fatalities: 58 (+0) pic.twitter.com/CsFCv2O4a8

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