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Americas record worst week since pandemic's start – as it happened

This blog is now closed. We’ve launched a new blog at the link below: Coronavirus news – live 11.29pm GMT We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: Germany extends partial lockdown as world suffers record daily deaths 11.09pm GMT All adults should do a minimum of 150 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week, even more vital for well-being and mental health in the Covid-19 era, the World Health Organization said in i...
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Coronavirus live news: global cases exceed 60m; the Americas record worst week since pandemic's start

Global cases pass 60m, according Johns Hopkins University; The Americas report more than 1.5m cases in the last seven days, says WHOUnited States reports 2,157 new coronavirus deathsSicily asks Cuba to send medics as Italy fights second Covid waveChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?Germany to decide next round of Covid restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.22pm GMT The US has recorded 165,282 new cases and 1,989 more deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prev...
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Coronavirus live news: the Americas record worst week since pandemic's start; US reports 2,157 deaths in a day

The Americas report more than 1.5m cases in the last seven days, says WHO; one person dies every 40 seconds from Covid-related illness in US in past dayDeaths pass 1.4mFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.27pm GMT We reported earlier that the World Health Organization’s regional branch for the Americas has said the region saw more th...
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Coronavirus live news: US reports 2,157 new Covid-deaths in 24 hours; Sicily asks Cuba to send doctors and nurses

One person dies every 40 seconds from Covid-related illness in US in past day; Sicilian hospitals face personnel shortages; record daily deaths in GermanyDeaths pass 1.4mFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.22pm GMT The Americas reported more than 1.5 million cases in the last seven days; the highest weekly number since the start of ...
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Coronavirus live news: Germany reports record daily deaths; Sicily asks Cuba to send doctors and nurses

Germany reports 410 Covid-related deaths in 24 hours; Sicilian hospitals struggling with shortage of medical personnel; global cases near 60m casesDeaths pass 1.4mFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.27pm GMT The regional government of Madrid is proposing allowing groups of up to 10 people to gather on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, N...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Cuba, Madrid, Sicily, Repubblica, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Germany reports record daily deaths as global cases near 60m

Germany reports 410 Covid-related deaths in 24 hours; Johns Hopkins University tracker nears 60m cases; French to ease lockdown this weekendDeaths pass 1.4mFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.10am GMT Hello, I’m taking over the blog from Lexy Topping and I’ll be with you for the next few hours. If you’d like to draw my attention to...
Tags: Europe, Science, Saudi Arabia, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Zambia, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus, Lexy Topping


Coronavirus live news: global cases near 60m as France prepares to ease lockdown

French president says lockdown to ease starting this weekend; CDC may shorten quarantine period guidelines; Spain’s daily deaths highest of second waveDeaths pass 1.4mFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.16am GMT The British government’s £22bn test-and-trace system has failed to reach more than 100,000 people exposed to coronavirus i...
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Coronavirus live news: France to ease lockdown as global deaths pass 1.4m

French president says lockdown to ease starting this weekend; CDC may shorten quarantine period guidelines; Spain’s daily deaths highest of second waveFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesOxford vaccine hit 90% success rate thanks to dosing error 12.22am GMT The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may soon shorten the length of self-quarantine period recomme...
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Coronavirus live: UK lab-confirmed cases pass 1.5m; Gaza's clinics could soon be overwhelmed

Infections up in UK by more than 18,000 on Sunday; warning over Gaza Strip infections; G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccinesDonald Trump appears to admit Covid is ‘running wild’ in the USUS CDC advises against all cruise ship travelDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus cases near 200,000 a day Australia finds nasal spray which could fight CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.59pm GMT The number of coronavirus cases in the UK confirmed in laborator...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Australia, White House, US, World news, Australia news, Joe Biden, Infectious Diseases, Gaza, South Australia, Gaza Strip, Ron Klain, Coronavirus, USUS CDC


Coronavirus live: Gaza's clinics could soon be overwhelmed; France plans to ease restrictions

Warning over Gaza Strip infections; G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccines; FDA issues emergency use authorisation for RegeneronDonald Trump appears to admit Covid is ‘running wild’ in the USUS CDC advises against all cruise ship travelDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus cases near 200,000 a day Australia finds nasal spray which could fight CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.18pm GMT Mink infected with coronavirus have been found at a farm in t...
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Coronavirus live news: US grants Regeneron emergency use approval; Victoria eases mask requirements

G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccines; Victoria lifts outdoor mask requirements; FDA issues emergency use authorisation for RegeneronDonald Trump appears to admit Covid is ‘running wild’ in the USUS CDC advises against all cruise ship travelDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus cases near 200,000 a day Australia finds nasal spray which could fight CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.18am GMT As Victoria marked its 23rd consecutive day of no new C...
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Coronavirus live news: Americans warned not to take cruises; New South Wales-Victoria border to reopen Sunday night

G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccines; Victoria lifts outdoor mask requirements; Adelaide emerges from lockdown; NSW-Victoria state border reopens at midnight on Sunday after three monthsUS CDC advises against all cruise ship travelDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus cases near 200,000 a day as catastrophic crisis hits new heightsAustralia finds nasal spray which could fight CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.26am GMT US president Donald Trump ...
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Coronavirus live news: Victoria eases restrictions as Adelaide emerges from lockdown and UK records 341 more deaths

In Australia, Adelaide residents emerge from several days of strict lockdown and Victoria is poised for final steps out of restrictions; UK records 341 deaths within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19; G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccines. Follow latest updatesDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS records highest number of daily coronavirus deaths since MayAustralia funds Nasal spray which could fight Covid See all our coronavirus coverage 12.29am GMT Hi, ...
Tags: UK, Science, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Adelaide, Victoria, South Australia, Helen Sullivan, Australia Adelaide, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live news: Adelaide emerges from lockdown; UK records 341 more deaths; G20 vaccine pledge

In Australia, Adelaide residents emerge from several days of strict lockdown and Victoria is poised for final steps out of restrictions; UK records 341 deaths within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19; G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccines. Follow latest updatesDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS records highest number of daily coronavirus deaths since MayAustralia funds Nasal spray which could fight Covid See all our coronavirus coverage 11.27pm GMT In t...
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UK, Italy and Spain record highest daily death totals since spring - as it happened

Coronavirus live news: senator Chuck Grassley tests positive; airlines offer Covid testing 12.10am GMT This blog is closing now but you can follow our continuing live coverage here. Thanks for reading. Related: Coronavirus live news: senator Chuck Grassley tests positive; airlines offer Covid testing 11.49pm GMT I am off now, but my colleague Graham Russell is taking over the blog. Please direct any tips his way, thanks.
Tags: Europe, Science, Africa, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Chuck Grassley, Graham Russell, UK Italy, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: UK, Italy and Spain record highest daily death totals since spring

Italian ; UK’s highest since May; Chemicals in everyday products could hinder vaccine effectivenessSouth Korea forced to tighten Covid measuresPfizer trials vaccine delivery procedures in four US statesModerna vaccine’s effectiveness bodes well for Oxford jabUK coronavirus updates - live 9.23pm GMT Brazil recorded 35,294 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours and 685 deaths from Covid-19, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.The country has registered mo...
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Coronavirus live news: Italy reports highest death toll since 3 April; Spain deaths hit second wave record

Italian , when country was in lockdown; Chemicals in everyday products could hinder vaccine effectivenessSouth Korea forced to tighten Covid measuresPfizer trials vaccine delivery procedures in four US statesModerna vaccine’s effectiveness bodes well for Oxford jabUK coronavirus updates - live 5.26pm GMT Jordan reported 6,454 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, its highest one-day tally since the pandemic started, official health data showed on Tuesday. The new cases were up from ...
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Coronavirus live news: Italy reports highest death toll since 3 April; Iran registers new case record

Italian , when country was in lockdown; Iran says in 24 hoursChemicals in everyday products could hinder vaccine effectivenessSouth Korea forced to tighten Covid measuresPfizer trials vaccine delivery procedures in four US statesModerna vaccine’s effectiveness bodes well for Oxford jabUK coronavirus updates - live 4.14pm GMT The US Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it would make public reviews of all data and information regarding the emergency use authorization (EUA) granted ...
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Coronavirus live news: Iran reports new case record; vaccine trials 'encouraging' says WHO

Iran says in 24 hours; Chemicals in everyday products could hinder vaccine effectivenessSouth Korea forced to tighten Covid measuresPfizer trials vaccine delivery procedures in four US statesModerna vaccine’s effectiveness bodes well for Oxford jabUK coronavirus updates - live 1.33pm GMT Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday called on fellow members of the BRICS alliance of major emerging countries to mass-produce Russian-made coronavirus vaccines. Speaking during an online summit of ...
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Coronavirus live news: vaccine trials 'encouraging' says WHO; South Korea tightens curbs in Seoul

; California applies ‘emergency break’ to reopeningSecond vaccine candidate almost 95% effective, trials showWhat does the Moderna vaccine mean for fight against Covid?Trump bids to take credit for Moderna vaccine while Biden offers cautious optimismSchools and parties in spotlight as Germany weighs new rulesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.28am GMT Mainland China reported 15 new Covid-19 cases on 16 November, up from eight cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority sai...
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Coronavirus live news: Japan may reimpose state of emergency; Sweden limits public gatherings to eight people

Moderna is latest to reveal impressive vaccine results; Sweden cuts public gatherings limit from 300 as it blames fall in adherence to rulesSecond vaccine candidate almost 95% effective, trials showWhat does the Moderna vaccine mean for fight against Covid?Trump bids to take credit for Moderna vaccine while Biden offers cautious optimismBoris Johnson and Tory MPs forced to self-isolate after No 10 eventSchools and parties in spotlight as Germany weighs new rules 10.28pm GMT Health authoritie...
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Coronavirus live news: hospitalisations hit new record in France; Sweden limits public gatherings to eight people

Moderna is latest to reveal impressive vaccine results; Sweden cuts public gatherings limit from 300 as it blames fall in adherence to rulesSecond vaccine candidate almost 95% effective, trials showWhat does the Moderna vaccine mean for fight against Covid?Trump bids to take credit for Moderna vaccine while Biden offers cautious optimismBoris Johnson and Tory MPs forced to self-isolate after No 10 eventSchools and parties in spotlight as Germany weighs new rules 7.17pm GMT French health auth...
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Coronavirus live news: US vaccine 94.5% effective in trials; Sweden limits public gatherings to eight people

Moderna is latest to reveal impressive vaccine results; Sweden cuts public gatherings limit from 300 as it blames fall in adherence to rulesSecond vaccine candidate almost 95% effective, trials showWhat does the Moderna vaccine mean for fight against Covid?Self-isolating Boris Johnson says he is ‘bursting with antibodies’Schools and parties in spotlight as Germany weighs new rulesUK coronavirus updates - live 3.09pm GMT In Cyprus, people are flocking to have free antigen rapid tests in areas...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Germany, US, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, Cyprus, US news, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Reuters, Nicosia, Helena Smith


Coronavirus live news: US vaccine nearly 95% effective in trials; Germany could impose tougher curbs

Moderna is latest to reveal impressive vaccine results; German chancellor wants masks in all schools and more contact restrictionsSecond vaccine candidate almost 95% effective, trials showWhat does the Moderna vaccine mean for fight against Covid?Self-isolating Boris Johnson says he is ‘bursting with antibodies’‘We’re at the precipice’: US records 11m Covid casesUK coronavirus updates - live 12.26pm GMT Ireland’s Covid-19 rates have started increasing again despite continued maximum level re...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Damien, Sarah Marsh, Moderna, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Russia and Iran report worst daily increase; Merkel to push for tougher curbs in Germany

Russia confirms over 22,000 new cases; Iran sees 13,053 new cases; German chancellor wants masks in all schools and more contact restrictionsSelf-isolating Boris Johnson says he is ‘bursting with antibodies’‘We’re at the precipice’: US records 11m Covid casesTime for a four-day week, say European politiciansJapanese shop deploys robot to check customers are wearing masksUK coronavirus updates - live 11.21am GMT Hullo! This is Damien Gayle taking the reins on the live blog now for the rest of...
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Coronavirus live news: Russia reports worst daily increase; German chancellor to push for tougher curbs

Russia confirms over 22,000 new cases; Merkel wants masks in all schools and more contact restrictions; global cases rise by 4m in one weekBoris Johnson told to isolate after contact with Covid-positive MPCovid vaccine hopes must not make Britons complacent, warns adviserCovid vaccine rally fuels market optimism of a faster global recovery 10.23am GMT The latest surge of infections in the Indian capital – which has swamped its intensive care wards and killed hundreds of people – has passed ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Russia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Merkel, Johnson, New Delhi, Satyendar Jain, Coronavirus, Olivier Veran


Coronavirus live news: Russia reports worst daily increase; Boris Johnson self-isolating

Russia confirms over 22,000 new cases; UK PM has no symptoms but has been confirmed as contact of positive case; Global cases rise by 4m in one weekBoris Johnson told to isolate after contact with Covid-positive MPCovid vaccine hopes must not make Britons complacent, warns adviserCovid vaccine rally fuels market optimism of a faster global recovery 8.15am GMT The Philippines’ health ministry has recorded 1,738 new infections and seven additional deaths; the lowest daily increase in casualtie...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Russia, Global, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, Moscow, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus, Maria Rosario Vergeire


Coronavirus live news: US confirms 1m cases in a week; Boris Johnson self-isolating

UK PM has no symptoms but has been confirmed as contact of positive case; Global cases rise by 4m in one week and deaths by nearly 60,000 Boris Johnson told to isolate after contact with Covid-positive MPCovid vaccine hopes must not make Britons complacent, warns adviserCovid vaccine rally fuels market optimism of a faster global recovery 12.13am GMT Some more detail here on the extraordinary news in the UK, that the prime minister Boris Johnson is back in isolation after potentially being e...
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Face value: are masks still needed to combat coronavirus in NSW and Victoria?

It’s critical that health measures are seen to be based on the science and proportionate, experts sayCovid restrictions state by stateDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications With double-digit days in a row of no cases of Covid-19 community transmission in Victoria, and several days of no cases in New South Wales, the issue of masks is causing debate.In Victoria masks are still compulsory throughout the state whenever leaving the home, and being caught without ...
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Coronavirus live news: France lockdown to last at least two more weeks; UK deaths rise by 563

Italy registers 636 daily deaths; French PM says no easing of restrictions as cases remain high; Germany seeing tentative signs of flattening curveScientist behind BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine says it can end pandemicBillionaire Trump donors contract Covid after playing down risks Covid infections in Sweden surge, dashing hopes of herd immunityFrench professor faces disciplinary case over hydroxychloroquine claimsUK coronavirus updates - live 8.13pm GMT Portugal has announced an expansion of a ni...
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