The number of confirmed new cases of Covid-19 across the world has fallen for a second successive day.

There have been a total of 1,345,048 cases globally – up 72,933 in 24 hours. That is down slightly from the 74,710 new cases confirmed the previous day and 101,488 the day before.

The number of deaths has risen by 5,191 over the last day, with 1,164 of those deaths – approaching one in four – in the US. The number of new deaths in Italy and Spain continue to show encouraging falls compared to those countries’ peaks.