Worldwide coronavirus cases have topped 52 million, with nearly 1.3 million deaths reported — though both figures are likely to be far short of the true toll. France has overtaken Russia to become the worst-affected country in Europe, reporting nearly 36,000 new cases on Wednesday alone.
In Argentina, President Alberto Fernández has gone into quarantine after a member of his Cabinet tested positive for coronavirus.
In Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky has been hospitalized with COVID-19, two days after announcing he’d tested positive. On Wednesday, Ukraine announced more than 11,000 new infections, a daily record.