Coronavirus live news: global cases top 30m as France reports record new infections

Worldwide infections pass 30m; Covid-19 infections in France hit 10,593 in 24 hours; WHO warns against shortening quarantine in Europe. Follow the latest updates

12.06am BST

These are the ten worst-affected countries worldwide in terms of the total number of cases – while the populations of countries do mean that infection rates don’t follow this order, it is worth remembering that we are talking about a total number of people who could face life-long effects, as well as, when infections lead to death, a total number of people who have died.

In terms of the global population, nearly four people per 1,000 worldwide are infected, which is roughly one in every 250 people on the planet – that has happened in just nine months.

11.47pm BST

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has passed a staggering 30m, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, with 30,003,378 currently confirmed.

943,203 people have lost their lives over the course of the pandemic so far.

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