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Coronavirus live news: US sets world record for daily cases as Europe passes 10m Covid infections


England lockdown expected early next week; US passes 9m infections; Melbourne records no new cases or deaths. Follow the latest:

2.46pm GMT

More than 45 million cases of coronavirus have been confirmed around the world and there have been more than 1.1 million deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

The US has the highest number of cases in the world, recording more than 9 million, and has claimed the highest death toll with more than 229,000 deaths – more than double the figure of the second highest country.

2.26pm GMT

For those of you following updates in England, the prime minister’s press conference has been pushed back from 4pm to 5pm. If you want more information, you can follow our UK live blog here.

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