Latest UK figures

Latest figures show 901 new cases of COVID-19 in the UK, taking the total to 311,151. There were 36 new deaths, taking the total to 43,550.

Latest Global figures

Total reported cases: Approx. 10,238,341 (+163,147 / 1.6% increase overnight)

Total deaths: 504,078 (+3,454 / 0.7% increase overnight)

Total recovered: Approx. 5,501,080 (+95,430 / 1.8% increase overnight)

Key stories:

  • Boris Johnson will insist this week that he has a road map for recovery as he promises the government will “build, build, build” its way out of the biggest crisis for 75 years with extra spending for schools, hospitals and infrastructure. The prime minister’s address on Tuesday is designed to boost national morale as the British economy teeters on the edge of the worst downturn in living memory. That will be followed a week later by a “summer statement” from chancellor Rishi Sunak setting out further initiatives to try to kick-start the economy — including a jobs strategy with a heavy focus on work placements, apprenticeships and young people.
  • Sir Jeremy Farrar, a member of the government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), has warned that the UK remains "on a knife edge" and must act "sensibly" over the summer months to stop a second COVID-19 wave. He added that he is "worried" about a surge in cases ahead of pubs and restaurants reopening in July, and said there could be a "very nasty rebound" in the winter.
  • The recovery of London’s FTSE 100 from the coronavirus sell-off is the weakest among its peers. The FTSE 100 rose by 8.6% for the quarter, compared with a 21.7% jump for Germany’s Dax 30, a 19% gain for Japan’s Nikkei 225 and a 16.4% rally for America’s S&P 500. According to analysts, concerns of a second wave of COVID-19 infections are being compounded by worries about Brexit, hindering London’s recovery.
  • Sir Mark Sedwill will step down as Cabinet Secretary and National Security Adviser in September. Britain's chief EU trade negotiator, David Frost, will take over Sedwill's National Security Adviser role. Sedwill's departure comes after months of tensions inside Downing Street over the government's handling of COVID-19.
  • A virtual meeting of over 200 business leaders, including chief executive and chairman from nearly half of the FTSE 100, will today kickstart plans to make Britain a global leader of environmentally sustainable economies. Almost 50 companies including Unilever, Severn Trent and Standard Charter have committed to carbon neutrality by 2040 or sooner prior to the event. Liv Garfield CEO Severn Trent and CEO of Council for Sustainable Business will host the event with Business Secretary Alok Sharma and Environment Secretary George Eustice.

Company announcements:

  • Avon Rubber received an order under the U.S Department of Defense M50 sustainment contract worth $16.3m.
  • Genus appointed Iain Ferguson to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 July 2020. He will succeed Bob Lawson as Chairman of the Company at the conclusion of its AGM in November 2020.
  • Indivior announced the appointment of Mark Crossley as Chief Executive Officer. Shaun Thaxter, in mutual agreement with the Board, is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director.
  • BBGI announced Colin Maltby will step down from the role of Independent Chairman on 31 July 2020. Sarah Whitney will assume the role of Chairman of the Board with effect from that date.
  • Grainger issued a £350m sterling-denominated senior secured bond at a coupon of 3% for 10 years. The bond is rated BBB- by S&P.
  • Carnival announced the pricing of its first-priority senior secured term loan facility, consisting of a $1,860m tranche and a €800m tranche, with a maturity of five years. The $ tranche will be issued at a price equal to 96% of its face value and will bear interest at a rate per annum equal to adjusted LIBOR (with a 1% floor) plus 7.5%. The € tranche will be issued at a price equal to 96% of its face value and will bear interest at a rate per annum equal to EURIBOR (with a 0% floor) plus 7.5%.
  • TBC Bank’s subsidiary, JSCB TBC Bank, launched its banking operations in Uzbekistan, initially in a pilot mode for "friends and family", and plans to extend its services to the broader population in August 2020.
  • Rio Tinto, Turquoise Hill and the Government of Mongolia have reached an agreement on the preferred domestic power solution for Oyu Tolgoi that paves the way for the Government to fund and construct a State Owned Power Plant at Tavan Tolgoi.


Total reported cases globally

Approx. 10,238,341 (+163,147 / 1.6% increase overnight)


Total deaths

504,078 (+3,454 / 0.7% increase overnight)

Number of countries/territories with confirmed cases

213

Recovered cases globally

Approx. 5,501,080 (+95,430 / 1.8% increase overnight)

*Please note that figures are approximate and time sensitive