Coronavirus live updates: U.S. tops 6 million cases; WHO warns against prematurely approving a vaccine

New cases of the coronavirus are rising in more states across the U.S. compared with a week ago, according to a CNBC analysis of data collected by Johns Hopkins University. New cases nationwide are still falling, though the pace of improvement has slowed. The U.S. reported an average of about 42,100 new cases over the past seven days, down just 1.2% compared with a week ago, according to CNBC’s analysis. Globally, cumulative infections now top 25 million. 

Here are some of the day’s important headlines:

The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:

  • Global cases: More than 25.4 million
  • Global deaths: At least 849,383
  • Countries with the most cases: United States (more than 6 million); Brazil (more than 3.9 million); India (more than 3.6 million); Russia (at least 992,402) and Peru (at least 647,166)