More than 500,000 dead worldwide from coronavirus. Global coronavirus cases now exceed 10 million and more than half a million people have died from the respiratory disease, according to Johns Hopkins University. The United States accounts for about a quarter of all deaths.
The US health secretary Alex Azar has warned the “window is closing” for decisive action to curb the virus as cases there surge.
The Australian state of Victoria has found 75 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours – the highest daily count in two months. Its top health official says the number is “absolutely concerning”.