Coronavirus live news: global infections near 40m as US Covid cases rise in all but two states

Italy introduces new restrictions; Trump holds Nevada rally; South African health minister tests positive. Follow the latest updates

12.32am BST

Trump has just said, falsely, that the pandemic is “rounding the turn. We’re rounding the turn, vaccine or not.”

In fact, only two US states, Vermont and Missouri, have reported falls in the average number of reported coronavirus cases over the past week. The outbreak is surging nearly everywhere else.

Related: US coronavirus cases surge in most states

12.31am BST

Trump is now listing the names of companies working on coronavirus vaccines.

“Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer,” great companies, he says.

Trump says Regeneron made him feel like “Superman” after one hour. You’d think he would be embarrassed given this, but no:

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