WHO registers record daily rise

The World Health Organisation has reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours.

The previous WHO record for new cases was 306,857 on September 6.

The agency said that deaths rose by more than 5,500, bringing the global total to 917,417. The agency said that deaths rose by more than 5,500, bringing the global total to 917,417.

Countries across Europe are recording a rising number of daily cases amid fears of a resurgence of the virus.

Local lockdowns have been imposed in the worst-affected regions, and there have been renewed appeals for people to wear face coverings and follow social distancing rules.