August 1, 2021

COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic on 5 July

  • This daily round-up brings you a selection of the latest news and updates on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, as well as tips and tools to help you stay informed and protected.
  • Top stories: Face masks set to become a personal choice in England; ‘Very dangerous period’ of the pandemic: WHO; Confirmed COVID-19-related deaths in Brazil pass 524,000.

1. How COVID-19 is affecting the globe

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have passed 183.7 million globally, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number of confirmed deaths stands at more than 3.97 million. More than 3.19 billion vaccination doses have been administered globally, according to Our World in Data.

Indonesia has ordered oxygen makers to prioritize medical needs as demand grows following a surge in COVID-19 cases.

French Health Minister Olivier Veran has warned the country…

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