12.30am update: Global coronavirus infections surpass 13million
The tally for global coronavirus cases has passed 13million, an increase of 1million infections in 5 days, Johns Hopkins University data reveals.
Over 570,000 known COVID-19 deaths have been recorded globally so far.
10.31pm update: Face coverings compulsory in shops in England from July 24
The Government is set to announce the new rule, BBC News reports.
Anyone who refuses to comply with the measure risks being fined £100.
10.18pm update: Latin America coronavirus deaths overtake North American fatalities
The number of deaths from the coronavirus in Latin America has exceeded the figure for North America for the first time since the start of the pandemic, a Reuters count showed on Monday.
Latin America had by Monday seen at least 144,680 deaths so far, compared to 143,847 deaths in North America – comprising Canada and the United States – according to Reuters figures, which are based on official counts.
The first confirmed cases of the virus in the Americas came within a day of each other in late February, first in Canada and then the United States and Mexico.
Initially, the United States and Canada suffered a more rapid escalation in reported case numbers.
However, Latin America struggled to contain the spread of the virus once it left the more affluent neighborhoods where it was first detected, usually in those who had traveled abroad. A problematic combination of widespread poverty, informal labor, and poor healthcare, particularly in remote areas, contributed to the spread.
The United States remains the individual country with the most overall deaths – 135,055 – followed by Brazil at 72,100.
9.42pm update: California shuts down again as US coronavirus crisis expands
California’s governor ordered a retreat on Monday from the state’s reopening as coronavirus cases soared and the state’s two largest school districts, Los Angeles and San Diego, announced all learning will be online-only when classes resume in a few weeks.
California Governor Gavin Newsom shut bars and banned indoor restaurant dining statewide, while closing churches, gyms and hair salons in the hardest-hit counties.
Mr Newsom acted as COVID-19 cases strained hospitals in several rural counties and as infections mounted in Los Angeles and parts of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Los Angeles is the second-largest school district in the United States and with San Diego has a combined 706,000 students and 88,000 employees.