Coronavirus live news: number of US cases surpasses 8 million; France reports 25,086 new infections

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11.55pm BST

Just back to the United States, momentarily.

I mentioned a little earlier the record surges of Covid-19 in states like Wisconsin, which is now recording its highest levels of cases, hospitalisations, and deaths.

For the city of Green Bay we have over 130 people hospitalised just with coronavirus, and the real issue is where does that leave the rest of the patients who are still coming in with their strokes and heart attacks. How do we find space for them?

“The numbers are really unbelievable. We’ve never seen numbers quite this high. Our hospitals are at near capacity,” says Green Bay, Wisconsin, infectious disease physician Dr. Agnes Kresch as the state sees a surge in Covid-19 cases.

11.50pm BST

Australia’s federal health minister, Greg Hunt, is urging his state counterparts in Victoria to ease restrictions following the welcome news of only one new Covid-19 case in the past 24 hours.

Hunt says the conditions for a safe reopening of the state have now been “firmly met”.

Great news for Vic- the rolling average of new cases is now well below 10. The epidemiological conditions for a Covid Safe reopening of hospitality, movement & family reunions among others, have now been firmly met. Vic should now be able to move to the next step in line w NSW

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