- A further 143 people in the UK have died with the virus - more than double the previous day's figure
- Public Health England calls the rise "hugely concerning", with cases increasing in older age groups
- Labour's Sir Keir Starmer calls for a two to three-week national "circuit breaker", including the closure of hospitality
- The UK government has defended its new three-tiered system of restrictions for England as "robust" but "balanced"
- It comes after newly released files show scientific advisers called for a short England lockdown last month
- The UK chancellor says he cannot "save every job" as the unemployment rate rose to 4.5% between June and August
- Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus
- A man in the US caught Covid twice, with the second infection becoming far more dangerous
- There are more than 37.8 million confirmed cases globally with more than 1.08 million deaths
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, as the UK wakes up to the sobering news that the unemployment rate rose to 4.5% between June and August.
Worldwide, there have now been 37.8 million cases of coronavirus and 1.08 million recorded deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University .
In the US, doctors have warned that a previous infection with Covid-19 may not necessarily give you immunity after a 25-year-old man caught the coronavirus twice, the second time far more seriously.
We will bring you all the latest facts and figures about the global spread of the virus and how governments, scientists and individuals are responding.
Stories making headlines in the UK today
- The government's scientific advisers called for a short lockdown in England to halt the spread of Covid-19 last month, newly released documents show . The advice was revealed hours after the government unveiled its new three-tier system of local restrictions, which did not include a "circuit breaker" lockdown and other recommendations made by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage)
- A think tank has warned the UK economy cannot be "fully protected" from the effects of the pandemic, as slower growth and higher borrowing leave it with record levels of debt . The Institute for Fiscal Studies said UK government borrowing this year will hit a level never seen in peacetime due to the pandemic
- A homeless charity has criticised government plans to allow communal night shelters for rough sleepers to reopen this winter. Ministers are due to publish safety guidance later today detailing how the shelters - closed earlier this year due to Covid - could reopen if required. But Crisis has warned that social distancing in shelters would prove "all but impossible"
- Researchers want more British people belonging to ethnic minorities to sign up for coronavirus vaccine trials. The large UK studies need diverse groups of volunteers to check if the jabs will work for all populations
Trump wants to 'kiss everyone' at first rally since recovery
Donald Trump threw face masks into the crowds
US President Donald Trump has made a defiant return to the campaign trail less than two weeks after testing positive for coronavirus.
He told thousands of supporters in Florida he was feeling “so powerful” and offered to walk into the crowds and “kiss everyone”. He even threw masks into the audience, though neither he nor many of his supporters were wearing them.
On Sunday Trump's personal doctor said he was no longer a Covid transmission risk to others and disclosed on Monday that his most recent tests had been negative over consecutive days, although he did not give the dates.
Florida is a key battleground state and has also been hit hard by the coronavirus.
Democratic rival Joe Biden will be in the state later on Tuesday and is expected to campaign in key suburban areas, focusing on the administration’s handling of the pandemic.
Stories from around EuropeCzech schools will shut and go online from tonight and restaurants and bars will close too as daily cases reach 4,310. Hospital admissions have more than doubled since the start of October.
An Austrian report into the Iscghl ski resort outbreak that affected more than 6,000 European tourists in March has criticised the local mayor, regional authorities and even Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Ski-ing was allowed to continue three days too long, and when evacuation came it was rushed and disorganised.
Dutch PM Mark Rutte is expected to announce the complete closure of restaurants, hotels and cafes for at least two weeks this evening. Catering industry head Dirk Beijarts says this could be the last straw for some owners. Average daily infections have doubled in a fortnight to more than 6,000.
The French cabinet will this evening consider a possible curfew to bring down the infection rate. In Paris, the head of public hospital group APHP, Martin Hirsch, warned 90% of intensive care beds would be filled by 24 October
Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa has ruled out lifting Madrid's locally disputed state of alarm, even though 14-day infection rates have fallen to 501 cases per 100,000 people. He wants to see the rate below 200, not 500.
A new Italian decree bans school trips and amateur contact sports such as football in the park. Private parties are banned and Italians are strongly urged to limit home visits to six.
Peru opens Machu Picchu for single, stranded tourist
Jesse Katayama was originally due to visit Machu Picchu in March
Japanese tourist Jesse Katayama travelled to Peru last March with the dream of visiting the famed Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.
Then the coronavirus pandemic hit, the world heritage site closed and he was stranded in the nearby town of Aquas Calientes.
The site is expected to re-open next month with reduced capacity, but the culture minister gave special permission for Katayama to enjoy a solo visit to the ancient Inca citadel before he returns to Japan.
In a video recorded on top of Machu Picchu mountain, the tourist declared it a “truly amazing” tour.
Peru has reported more than 849,000 coronavirus cases and 33,000 deaths since the pandemic began, according to data collated by Johns Hopkins University.
UK restrictions a 'very tight balancing act' - Sage scientistWe have been reporting this morning that the the government's scientific advisers were calling for a short lockdown in England last month to halt the spread of Covid-19 - measures that were not implemented.
Sir Mark Walport, a member of that group of advisers, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), told BBC Breakfast getting the right level of restrictions was a "very, very tight balancing act" between suppressing the virus and causing economic harm by closing parts of society.
Sir Mark, who is also a former chief scientific adviser to the government, said it was possible the government would have to introduce the tougher measures proposed by Sage, which include the closure of all bars, restaurants and cafes, as well as indoor gyms and personal services, such as hairdressers.
"It's clear it might have to happen - the numbers are going up very significantly.
"You've only got to look across the Channel at what's happening in other countries across Europe to see the pressure intensive care beds are under in France, in Spain. Everywhere the cases are rising and we do know they can be brought under control, but it's a challenging thing to do."
Asked if it was a mistake to not follow Sage's recommendations, Prof Walport said the government "have their difficult political decisions to make", adding that ministers were listening to scientific advice.
National lockdown would be 'incredibly damaging' for UK - minister"We want to try, wherever we can, to avoid a blanket national lockdown," Jenrick told Radio 4's Today programme.
"That is incredibly damaging to people's lives, and the rate of infection does vary very widely across the country."
The minister also defended the three-tier system of local restrictions announced by the government yesterday, after England's chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, said he did not have confidence the baseline measures would be enough to curb the virus in very high infection areas.
"What we don't want to do is impose measures on parts of the country without the consent of local communities and their local leadership," Jenrick said.
He said there were no plans for any other areas to go into the highest tier of restrictions - Tier 3 - this week, though this would be kept under review.
Man gets Covid twice and second infection 'more severe'James Gallagher - Health and science correspondent, BBC News
A man in the United States has caught Covid twice, with the second infection becoming far more dangerous than the first, doctors report.
The 25-year-old needed hospital treatment after his lungs could not get enough oxygen into his body.
Reinfections remain rare and he has now recovered.
But the study in the Lancet Infectious Diseases raises questions about how much immunity can be built up to the virus.
The man from Nevada had no known health problems or immune defects that would make him particularly vulnerable to Covid-19.
Vaccine trial paused after participant falls illMichelle Roberts - Health editor, BBC News online
Johnson & Johnson has temporarily paused its multinational Covid vaccine trial to investigate why one participant in the study fell ill.
The company says an independent review will check if the person's unexplained symptoms are related to the jab.
It has suspended recruitment to the phase 3 trial as a precaution.
The company says that in large trials with tens of thousands of volunteers it is expected that some may become unwell during the study period.
It said it could not give more details about the participant, for privacy reasons.
"We're also learning more about this participant's illness, and it's important to have all the facts before we share additional information," it said in a statement .
It is not the first Covid vaccine trial to have to take a pause.
The UK's Oxford University study had an unexplained illness too, but has since deemed it safe to resume , except for in the US where regulators are still in discussions with the manufacturer Astra Zeneca.
The Johnson & Johnson trial started recruiting participants in late September, with a goal of enrolling up to 60,000 volunteers across more than 200 sites in the US as well as in South America and South Africa.