(Bloomberg) -- The number of people in Spain who have contracted coronavirus is likely around 3 million, some three times as high as official data show. With European case counts continuing to rise, authorities are deploying tougher restrictions to curb the spread. A curfew beyond Paris and other large cities is being expanded, and Poland warned of a deeper lockdown if infections don’t subside. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden blamed Donald Trump for the deaths of more than 220,000 Americans in the coronavirus pandemic, saying the president doesn’t deserve re-election. Key Developments:Global Tracker: Cases pass 41.7 million; deaths exceed 1.14 millionCovid-19 deaths are increasing in the U.S. after months of decline Governments around Europe began to deploy curfews more widelyEurope facing dearth of medical staff in test of virus readinessSweden’s Lax Covid Policy Is No Slam Dunk for Industrial SectorECB Seen Preparing More Aid as Spreading Virus Derails EconomySubscribe to a daily update on the virus from Bloomberg’s Prognosis team here. Click CVID on the terminal for global data on coronavirus cases and deaths.Spain’s 3 Million Cases (7:31 a.m. NY)Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said the steeper case count was based on serology tests, which measure the antibody response. “We have to put in place the measures needed with the least economic impact,” Sanchez said. “We must at all cost avoid going back to home confinements as we did in spring,” he added. “The next few weeks and months, now that we enter the winter, will be difficult, very difficult.”Deaths Rise in England (7:28 a.m. NY)The mortality rate from Covid-19 rose in England in September for the first time since April, according to data compiled by the Office for National Statistics.Still, the virus was not one of the ten leading causes of death registered in September in England or Wales. New Covid infections are running at about 35,200 a day in England, the ONS estimated in a separate report.Czech Republic Forces Out Top Health Official (6:52 a.m. NY)Prime Minister Andrej Babis said his health minister, Roman Prymula, will leave the government after a newspaper reported he visited a restaurant hours after the government ordered a partial shutdown of the economy to stem an explosion in new cases of Covid-19.Iran Cases Surpass 6,000 (6:43 a.m. NY)The number of cases reported overnight in Iran surpassed 6,000 for the first time on Friday, as the country broke its own record for new infections for the third time in a week. The Health Ministry reported 6,134 new cases, a 9.2% increase from the last record, along with 335 deaths, bringing the total to 556,891 infections and 31,985 fatalities. All of Iran’s provinces have been marked as high or on red alert for the virus.Poland Toughens Curbs (5:45 a.m. NY)Poland announced a raft of new measures to control the spread of the virus. Older students from elementary schools will be moved to online learning, restaurants will be only be able to sell food for takeout or delivery and people over 70 have been asked to stay home.A deep economic lockdown may be needed if the Covid infection curve doesn’t flatten, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.Belgium Bans Amateur Sports (4 p.m. HK)The Belgian government said professional sport competitions will take place behind closed doors for at least a month and issued a ban on amateur sport events for adults to reduce social contacts.Amusement parks will have to close and attendance at cultural events and in cinemas will be limited to a maximum of 200, with no more exceptions allowed for the largest venues.Belgium’s 14-day virus incidence rate has now surpassed the threshold of 1,000 per 100,000 and the number of Covid-19 patients treated in intensive care units rose by 48 to 573. Belgian hospitals have been told to delay all non-urgent surgery and reserve as many as 1,200 ICU beds for Covid-19 patients, with a further 7,200 beds available outside ICU.Record Cases in Hungary, Bulgaria (3:21 p.m. HK)Hungary registered record-high new coronavirus cases and deaths according to data published Friday, at 2,066 and 47. Bulgaria also reported a new daily record of 1,595 new cases.Hungary has made wearing a mask obligatory at outdoors events from Oct. 23.Bulgaria, where the new weekly cases and deaths doubled last week, will seek to have medicine students involved in the COVID treatment to help front-line doctors, health care Minister Kostadin Angelov said Thursday.Swedish Central Bank Reveals Grim View of Latest Covid Trend (02:36 p.m. HK)The Riksbank governor, Stefan Ingves, fears the economic outlook is deteriorating amid signs the coronavirus pandemic is tightening its grip across Europe, and ensnaring Sweden again too.“If you look at our forecasts, it will take a few years before GDP is back” at pre-crisis levels, Ingves said in an interview in Stockholm. “And those forecasts were done before the rather bleak situation that we are seeing in Europe today, so there’s reason to believe that the risks at the moment are skewed more to the downside.”Philippine Covid Cases Drop as Testing Falls Below Target (02:36 p.m. HK)The Philippines reported fewer coronavirus cases this week amid a slowdown in testing, with the Red Cross suspending most of its Covid-19 operations after it wasn’t paid by the state health insurer.Authorities reported nearly 1,500 new cases on Wednesday --- the lowest since 1,442 on July 20 -- with the daily tally below 2,000 in the past three days, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Samples tested plunged to nearly half of the 30,000 daily target at the start of this week, according to Department of Health data.Curfews Spread Around Europe as French Cases Top 40,000 (01:54 p.m. HK)European governments began to deploy curfews more widely, as the coronavirus pandemic gained momentum across the continent and France reported more than 40,000 new cases for the first time.Daily infections are hitting records around Europe, and cases in France surged by 41,622 Thursday. Against that backdrop, authorities are expanding a curfew beyond Paris and other large cities, with some 46 million people told to stay at home from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Friday at midnight.“In France, like everywhere in Europe, the second wave is here,” Prime Minister Jean Castex said. “The situation is grave.”Singapore, Germany to Start Green Lane for Business Travel (12：14 p.m. HK)Singapore and Germany have agreed to start a reciprocal green lane that allows for travel for business or official reasons, according to a joint statement.Residents of Singapore and Germany will have to follow coronavirus prevention and public health measures agreed by both countries, it says. This reciprocal green lane could serve as a model for future similar arrangements between Singapore and other countries in Europe.Operational details including health protocols and application processes will be announced in due course.Iran Virus Tracker: Cases 550,757; Deaths 31,650 (11:00 a.m. HK)The number of confirmed cases in the coronavirus outbreak in Iran stands at 550,757 as of 6:30am Tehran, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg News.The number of fatalities in Iran is 31,650, while 442,674 have recovered from Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. It has been about 35 weeks since the first case was reported in Iran.India Virus Tracker: Cases 7.71 million; Deaths 116,616 (10:00 a.m. HK)India added 54,366 cases in a day, government data showed. The number of confirmed cases in the south Asian country stands at 7.71 million as of 7:30 a.m. Mumbai, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg News.The number of fatalities in India is 116,616, while 6.87 million have recovered from Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. It has been about 38 weeks since the first case was reported in India.Trump Says Fauci Is a Good Person, But Made Mistakes (09:56 a.m. HK)President Donald Trump claims he “gets along very well” with Anthony Fauci, after harshly criticizing Fauci this week. “I think he’s a Democrat, but that’s okay.” He speaks at the final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee.Biden Blames Trump for 200,000 Covid Deaths as Last Debate Opens (09:22 a.m. HK)Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden opened their final debate by blaming Donald Trump for the deaths of more than 220,000 Americans in the coronavirus pandemic, saying the president doesn’t deserve re-election.“Anyone who’s responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the United States of America,” Biden said. “We’re about to go into a dark winter. A dark winter. And he has no clear plan.”Unlike their first debate, in which Trump repeatedly talked over Biden and Biden called him a “clown” and told him to “shut up,” the candidates initially complied with rules of the debate that called for them to allow each other time to speak.Biden said he would encourage all Americans to wear masks, contrasting himself with Trump, who has seldom covered his face before or after contracting Covid-19 himself. Trump defended his response to the pandemic to begin the debate, saying that spikes in cases in states including Florida and Texas have come down, his administration has directed the production of ample medical supplies, and the country is “rounding the turn.”Brazil’s Bolsonaro Escalates Feud Over China-Backed Vaccine (08:12 a.m. HK)Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro stepped up criticism of a Chinese vaccine being developed in partnership with a renowned research institute in Brazil, saying the Asian country lacks credibility to come up with solutions for the coronavirus crisis.“We won’t buy it from China, it’s my decision,” Bolsonaro said in a radio interview late Wednesday, adding that people wouldn’t feel safe with Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s vaccine “due to its origin.”For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.