September 23, 2020

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Coronavirus live news: hospitalisations of 15 to 49-year-olds rising, says WHO; new Netherlands cases record

Average age of people infected with Covid-19 is coming down, says WHO expert; 1,542 new cases in Netherlands; local lockdowns in Madrid

6.15pm BST

The US has confirmed 34,240 new cases and suffered 961 more deaths, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That takes the total numbers to 6,571,867 and 195,053, respectively.

5.47pm BST

The reopening of beaches and bars as Rio de Janeiro heads into the heady summer season risks a second spike, experts have warned, even as Brazil’s second-largest city dismantles much of its emergency healthcare capacity.

Pictures of dense parasols rolling carpet-like over Rio’s famed beaches and rowdy street-side drinking have gone viral in recent weeks, alarming epidemiologists, who fear the reopening may have come too soon, Reuters reports.

There’s no guarantee the situation has permanently stabilised. There are still a lot of people susceptible to the virus in the city. If there aren’t adequate containment measures, you could see a so-called second wave.

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