More than 30,847 people have died after contracting Covid-19, from more than 664,000 confirmed cases. Among the countries to report new cases are South Korea (105) and and Thailand (143). China said it had 45 new cases on Saturday with all but one imported. France has passed 2,000 deaths. Spain, Northern Ireland and Timor-Leste are among countries to introduce new waves of restrictions.
Italy recorded almost 1 000 deaths, the worst one-day coronavirus toll anywhere around the world, according to the civil protection agency.
The national health institute (ISS) said Italy has not yet peaked, but could “in the next few days,” as infections continue to slow.