According to Johns Hopkins University figures, known coronavirus deaths worldwide currently number 401,564

According to Johns Hopkins University figures, known coronavirus deaths worldwide currently number 401,564.

The sombre milestone comes as cases approach 7 million, with 6,973,195 currently confirmed.

The officially recorded death toll stands at 109,901, an increase of 709 people.

Spikes in the daily count of cases and deaths are worrying health professionals as more states continue to reopen businesses and ease restrictions on social distancing.

This morning Matt Hancock, the health secretary, defended the decision to ease restrictions despite scientists warning that the R rate has risen.

John Edmunds, a professor of epidemiology and member of Sage, said that while the R rate was still below one overall, it was “creeping close to one in some places.” He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that he would like “to see the cases come down lower than they are” before the lockdown measures are relaxed.

Florin said he then received a call around midnight on May 31 from the hospital confirming that his husband had passed away.

‘People will think that I am a widow with a black hat who is crying, and I did cry, but two days is enough’, Mr Marin revealed in an interview with Mail Online that took place from his £100,000 Bucharest house that Mr Clements bought and put in his name.