Here are today’s updates regarding the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK and around the world.

  • The UK coronavirus death toll has risen to 42,288, an increase of 135 in 24 hours.
  • There have now been 300,469 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, a daily rise of 1,218.
  • A 13-day-old baby has become one of the UK’s youngest coronavirus victims. NHS England said the child had no known underlying health conditions.
  • The government has ordered a review into whether vitamin D can help reduce the risk of coronavirus, public health bodies are also carrying out a parallel review.
  • Premier League football is back after two games last night ended the 100-day enforced break to the season.
  • The government is scrapping its bespoke centralised contact-tracing app in favour of an Apple-Google model, according to the BBC.
  • More than one in four people who test positive for coronavirus in England cannot be reached by NHS Test and Trace system, data from the Department of Health shows.
  • A primary school in Surrey has been forced to shut for two weeks as a “precaution” after a catering worker tested positive for coronavirus.
  • Testing of drug hydroxychloroquine has been suspended again by the World Health Organization after data showed it gave no benefit to coronavirus patients.
  • India has announced a record rise in the number of daily coronavirus infections, with over 12,000 new cases in 24 hours.
  • Your blood type maybe an important factor in whether you develop severe Covid-19 symptoms, according to a New England Journal of Medicine report.
  • New Zealand has reported a third new case after two travellers from Britain tested positive for the virus earlier in the week. The man, in his 60s, is in quarantine in an Auckland hotel.
  • The Bank of England is set to announce at least another £100bn investment in its bond-buying programme in its bid to provide economic stimulus.