Live updates: Global COVID-19 cases top 40m; about 60,000 receive China's vaccines
Updated 08:38, 21-Oct-2020

Confirmed COVID-19 cases have surpassed 40.5 million globally, with over 1.1 million fatalities and more than 27.8 million recovered cases, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University. 

Here is what we know:

The Chinese mainland reported 11 new cases from overseas on Tuesday. Four Chinese vaccine candidates have entered international phase-3 clinical trials and nearly 60,000 volunteers have received Chinese COVID-19 vaccines with no severe side effects reported so far. 

The U.S. has registered over 220,000 deaths and more than 8.12 million infections – both the highest in the world. 

Russia on Tuesday posted record-high daily infections of 16,319 cases, as a second wave of COVID-19 hits some European countries.

Italy's Campania region is preparing for a three-week night-time curfew beginning this weekend. It comes after the Italian government on Monday nodded to a similar request from its hard-hit Lombardy region to impose an 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. overnight curfew, expected to be in place from Thursday.