Coronavirus live news: global cases near 30m as India's death toll passes 80,000

Global deaths pass 925,000; WHO warns of more deaths in European autumn; India suffers 1,054 deaths, pushing total past 80,000

7.59am BST

South Korea’s new virus cases stayed below 200 for the 13th consecutive day on Tuesday as the country’s tougher social distancing scheme has taken effect, reports the Yonhap News Agency, but untraceable cases reached a new high.

The country added 106 more Covid-19 cases, including 91 local infections, raising the total caseload to 22,391, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).

7.48am BST

Victoria was directly offered Australian defence force assistance for hotel quarantine in early April, emails released to the hotel quarantine inquiry have revealed.

The federal government has long-criticised the Victorian government for not initially taking up offers of ADF support for hotel quarantine during the first wave, and deciding instead to use private security guards. Infection control breaches at hotel quarantine have resulted in 99% of the thousands of Covid infections in Victoria since late May.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus live news: global cases near 30m as India's death toll passes 80,000 ———

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