- India overtakes Brazil in the number of infections recorded, and is now second only to the US
- India recorded more than 90,000 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours
- Here in the UK, almost 3,000 people tested positive on Sunday - the highest daily total since May
- Australia secures almost 85m doses of a vaccine to be rolled out next year if trials prove successful
- Tokyo Olympics will go ahead next year "with or without Covid", the vice-president of the International Olympic Committee says
- Globally more than 27 million cases and 883,000 deaths have been confirmed, according to Johns Hopkins University
Good morning and thank you for joining our rolling coverage of the global coronavirus pandemic. Here are some of today’s main developments:
- India now has the second-highest number of infections in the world, overtaking Brazil. It’s confirmed a surge of 90,000 new cases in the last 24 hours – bringing the national total to 4,204,613. It’s death toll is also the third-highest globally
- The UK is also seeing a spike - on Sunday it recorded positive 2,988 cases - the highest daily increase since 22 May
- Australia says it will secure almost 85 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine if two promising trials prove successful. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the country had struck two deals that would allow free doses to be rolled out in 2021 if they were approved for use.
- The postponed Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead next year "with or without Covid", the vice-president of the International Olympic Committee says
- More than 27 million cases of coronavirus have been reported worldwide, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The number people who’ve died after contracting the disease has also risen to 883,000
UK has highest increase since 22 MayA further 2,988 cases of coronavirus were reported in the UK in the 24 hours to Sunday, government data showed - the highest number reported on a single day since 22 May.
It represents more than 50% increase from a day earlier, according to the UK government's coronavirus dashboard .
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he was "concerned" about a rise in cases "predominantly among young people".
The BBC's health editor Hugh Pym said the spike in cases was "significant".
England recorded 2,576 cases on Sunday and Scotland recorded 208 new cases - its highest daily increase for more than 17 weeks.
Wales recorded a further 98 cases , its highest daily rise since 30 June, and Northern Ireland recorded 106 new cases, its highest rise since 25 April.
Overall, since the start of the pandemic, 347,152 cases have been confirmed in the UK.
Two further deaths within 28 days of a positive test were recorded on Sunday, taking the total number of UK deaths to 41,551.
India overtakes Brazil in Covid-19 casesAs we indicated earlier, India recorded more than 90,000 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking its total above that of Brazil.
The country now has the second-largest number of confirmed cases in the world, 4,204,613. It has reported 71,642 deaths, the third highest after the US and Brazil.The surge in reported infections has mostly come from five states.
The rise comes as the government continues to lift restrictions to try to boost an economy that lost millions of jobs when the virus hit in March.
For the last seven days India's caseload has galloped, adding more than 75,000 daily infections per day.
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Numbers on the rise in FranceFrance’s health body, Sante Publique France, has confirmed 15,621 new cases of Covid-19 over the weekend (Saturday and Sunday).
France hit a high of nearly 9,000 new cases on Friday.
Hundreds to self-isolate after football outbreak
The outbreak is linked to a charity match at Burnside Working Men's Club
Up to 300 people who attended a charity football match in North East England are being told to self-isolate after 28 people tested positive for Covid-19.
The event at Burnside Working Men's Club, on the border of Sunderland and Durham, took place on 30 August.
Anyone who attended must self-isolate for 14 days from then.
Durham County Council has been working with Sunderland City Council and Public Health England to manage the outbreak response.
Officials call for vigilance ahead of US public holiday
As the public holiday of Labor Day gets under way in the US, authorities have been warning people to be vigilant.
The weekend before Labor Day is usually a time of huge social gatherings, with many Americans visiting beaches or meeting with friends and family.
But against the backdrop of a pandemic, officials have said states in the Midwest may see an increased spread of coronavirus as people visit from harder-hit areas of the country.
Dr Anthony Fauci, a top adviser in the White House's coronavirus task force, said North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Indiana and Illinois are particularly “at risk for surging”.
“If we’re careless about it, then we could wind up with a surge following Labor Day,” he told Bloomberg. “It really depends on how we behave as a country.”
America continues to be the worst-affected country in the world, in terms of infections numbers and deaths. But the outbreak has shown signs of abating, with hospitalisation rates falling in hotspots like Florida and California.
US students dismissed over hotel gatheringNortheastern University, in the US city of Boston, says it has dismissed 11 students for gathering in a hotel room, and will not refund their tuition fees.
University staff found the first-year students in a room at the city's Westin Hotel, which Northeastern is using as temporary accommodation for around 800 students. The group have been told to take a coronavirus test and leave campus within 24 hours, the university said.
The students were part of a study abroad programme and will be allowed back next spring. In the meantime, Northeastern said they'll be able to appeal their punishment.
It's among the most severe punishments dished out by a US college for breaking rules on coronavirus.
Several universities around the country are reporting spikes in cases as the academic year begins. Across 1,500 institutions, more than 26,000 coronavirus infections and 64 deaths have been reported since the pandemic began, according to a survey by the New York Times.
Next three days 'decisive' for BerlusconiThe next three days will be decisive for Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, says professor Alberto Zangrillo who's treating him for pneumonia as San Raffaele hospital in Milan.
The patient remains "tranquil", said Prof Zangrillo.
Mr Berluconi was admitted on Thursday evening. His children have also contracted Covid-19
Five states are driving India's Covid-19 outbreakOnly five of India's states are responsible for more than half the country's Covid-19 caseload - 4.2 million confirmed cases and counting.
After overtaking Brazil earlier today, India now has the world's second-highest tally.
The five states - Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh - also have the highest number of active cases.
Maharashtra - which has recorded more than 900,000 cases - has been at the top for months now. It has also reported the highest number of deaths so far - more than 26,600.
Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, which seemed to have the outbreak under control initially, have raced to the top more recently.
But all of them have been reopening since June, and any further lockdowns seem unlikely.
Experts believe that economic woes have left the government with no choice, while a relatively low death rate has kept panic at bay.