More than 28.3 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and more than 912,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. Some 19 million people have recovered.
Here are the top 10 global developments this morning:
1. The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution on tackling COVID-19, calling for “intensified international cooperation and solidarity to contain, mitigate and overcome the pandemic”.
The resolution, adopted by a vote of 169-2, also urged member states “to enable all countries to have unhindered timely access to quality, safe, efficacious and affordable diagnosis, therapeutics, medicines and vaccines”.
2. A study of coronavirus infection in England showed that the epidemic is doubling every seven to eight days, with an increase in positive cases in all age groups below the age of 65.
3. Canada reported zero COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours for the first time since March 15, according to public health agency data.
Canada’s death toll from the pandemic stood at 9,163 as of September 11, the same as the number of the deaths reported on September 10, government data showed. The number of positive cases rose by 702 to 135,626 on September 11 from the previous day, the data showed.
4. The confirmed coronavirus death toll in Mexico has surpassed 70,000 after the government reported 534 new deaths in the past 24 hours.
Mexico also reported 5,935 new infections, bring its total caseload to 658,299.
5. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said his government was drafting a “war plan” to defend against the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
6. Top government infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci said he disagreed with President Donald Trump’s assessment the United States has “rounded the corner” on the coronavirus pandemic, saying the statistics are disturbing.
7. Norwegian health authorities say the Scandinavian country must “plan for a new, national wave” of the coronavirus as Norway sees a spike in the number of cases.
8. France is seeing an acceleration of the COVID-19 outbreak after a surge in infections but aims to avoid any new nationwide lockdown, Prime Minister Jean Castex said.
9. Armenia has announced its land borders would remain closed until January as the hard-hit Caucasus nation extended coronavirus restrictions.
10. More than 28.3 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and more than 912,000 have died.