July 30, 2021

Coronavirus live news: Turkey's toll hits record for seventh day in row; UK deaths rise by 215

Numbers of deaths rise by another 185 in Turkey; UK cases go up by 12,155;...

Numbers of deaths rise by another 185 in Turkey; UK cases go up by 12,155; Germany to decide in January which curbs can be lifted

7.17pm GMT

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 143,333 further coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s total to 13,142,997. This compares to 176,572 cases reported on Saturday.

Deaths have risen by 1,210 to 265,166 – a slight decrease from 1,283 on Saturday.

6.59pm GMT

NHS bosses plan to enlist celebrities and “influencers” with big social media followings in a major campaign to persuade people to have a Covid vaccine amid fears of low take-up.

Ministers and NHS England are drawing up a list of “very sensible” famous faces in the hope that their advice to get immunised would be widely trusted, the Guardian has learned.

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