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What we know today, September 20 - virus latest at a glance


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NSW has reported 935 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, dipping back under 1000 daily infections, and four deaths.

Victoria has recorded its highest number of COVID-19 cases in the current outbreak and one death, as businesses groups brand the state’s roadmap out of lockdown a “roadblock”. The health department on Monday confirmed 567 new local cases were reported in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total number of active cases to 5675. The death brings the toll from the current outbreak to 12.

A vaccine summit being hosted by US President Joe Biden must come up with a plan to transfer 100 million stockpiled COVID-19 vaccines to poorer countries before they reach their expiry date, former British prime minister Gordon Brown says. Biden is due to convene a virtual COVID-19 summit on Wednesday on the margins of the UN General Assembly, aimed at boosting vaccinations worldwide with the goal of ending the pandemic by the end of 2022.

Chris Rock has tested positive for coronavirus and urged his followers to get vaccinated. The American stand-up comedian and actor, 56, announced on Twitter that he had caught the virus in a short post to his 5.2 million followers. He wrote: “Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated.”

Global cases: at least 228,125,000.

Global deaths: at least 4,685,000.

Vaccine doses administered: at least 5,883,196,000.

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