Here are today’s updates regarding the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK and around the world.
- The number of people who have died in the UK after testing positive for Covid-19 is 26,711, a rise of 674 since yesterday.
- It is the second day the figures have included all deaths, and not just those in UK hospitals.
- Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has partnered with Oxford University, to help produce and distribute the university’s potential coronavirus vaccine.
- US officials are confident the drug remdesivir can help people suffering with Covid-19, after positive initial trials.
- South Korea has recorded no new domestic cases of coronavirus for the first time since the pandemic began.
- Scientists have told Sky News we will know if the vaccine works by June or July.
- One of third of all coronavirus patients admitted to hospital will die, a new study into the virus has said.
- The study, by the Coronavirus Clinical Characterisation Consortium, also found obesity and dementia are the underlying health conditions carrying the most risk.
- Police have issued almost 9,000 fines in England for lockdown breaches.
- The global lockdown will see emissions fall by 8% worldwide, according to the International Energy Agency
- Captain Tom Moore, the war veteran who has raised over £30m for NHS charities, has been made an honorary colonel on his 100th birthday.
- China’s response to the outbreak shows it will do anything to stop Donald Trump being reelected, according to Donald Trump.