August 3, 2020
US cases hit 1.87 million last month, or double the previous record; WHO says pandemic continues to accelerate; Melbourne wakes to strict lockdown
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July was the worst month of the coronavirus pandemic so far for many countries, with more than 8 million cases recorded – nearly as many as the first six months of the outbreak put together, figures have shown.
With global infections passing 18 million on Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned over the weekend that the pandemic continues to accelerate, with cases doubling about every six weeks.