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

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

Trump has just mentioned the virus for the first time, calling it the “plague form China.”

“And how do I look?” he says, in reference to his recovery from Covid. “Do I look ok?”

Trump is now speaking. As usual he begins by boasting about the size of the crowd.

Most of that crowd does not seem to be wearing masks, despite Nevada seeing an increase in the average number of cases reported in the last week (along with 47 other states).

Trump is about to speak in Nevada. As usual the highest concentration of masks is among people standing directly behind him. Looking at footage, I'd bet there are waaay more baseball caps than masks among the rest of the crowd

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