Updated 6:06 a.m. ET, June 26, 2020
- More than 9.6 million coronavirus cases have been reported worldwide, including nearly half a million deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
- The US recorded a daily high for new cases on Thursday, partly driven by spikes in California, Florida and Texas. There are fears of "apocalyptic" surges in major Texas cities if the trend continues: Houston could be the hardest-hit city in the country, with numbers rivaling those in Brazil.
- The number of Covid-19 cases in Latin America has tripled in the past month, surpassing 2 million infections, the Pan American Health Organization said.