India reported more than 77,000 new infections, its highest number of cases for a second straight day. Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe, whose approval rating has slid as Covid-19 pummels the economy, is resigning due to health reasons.
U.S. President Donald Trump argued voters can’t trust Joe Biden to navigate the pandemic as he made a case for a second term, defending his response to the virus that has killed more than 180,000 Americans.
Cases also rose in Germany, even as Europe seeks to avoid a repeat of broad movement restrictions. French consumer spending rose less than forecast in July and Spanish retail sales continued to decline, a signal that the strong rebound seen after lockdowns ended could lose steam.