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More than 18 million cases have been recorded globally as 217, 901 new case were recorded yesterday. New deaths recorded were 4,404 to bring the total deaths to 692, 809.
The US has now tallied more than 4.8 million cases and 158,365 deaths, making it the hardest-hit country in the world. After 5 consecutive days with more than 60 000 infections recorded, America recorded 49, 038 new cases yesterday and 467 fatalities.
The death toll in Latin America from the novel coronavirus passed 200 000 on Saturday night, underlining the region’s status as one of the global epicentres of the pandemic.
Mexico racked up a record number of new confirmed coronavirus infections on Saturday, registering more than 9 000 daily cases for the first time and passing the previous peak for the second day running.
Russia reported 5 427 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its nationwide tally to 850 870, the fourth largest caseload in the world. Russia’s coronavirus taskforce said 70 people had died over the last 24 hours, pushing the official death toll in the country of around 145 million people to 14 128.
South Africa surpassed 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, representing more than 50% of all reported coronavirus infections in Africa’s 54 countries. 10,107 new cases were recorded, bringing the country’s cumulative total to 511,485 including 8,366 deaths.
Gauteng province is the country’s epicenter with more than 35% of its confirmed cases. The recovery rate stands at 347 227 or 68%. The country has the fifth highest number of total Covid-19 cases globally, and the 36th highest number of deaths in proportion to its population.
119 new cases were recorded in Zambia to bring the total cases to 6,347 and the death toll now stands at 170 after 5 new deaths were recorded.
Zimbabwe now has 3 921 confirmed cases after its worst two days on record, although with only three extra deaths over the weekend, the death toll crept up to 70. The weekend total of 752 new cases shows a steep increase in the number of new cases as 719 people infected were inside Zimbabwe and a relatively small 33 were among returning residents in formal quarantine.
Out of those 719 local infections, 437 were in Harare. More than 1200 people have now been infected by Covid-19 in Harare which is the epicentre of the disease.
Covid-19 after effects: Life-long battle for recovered patients: erectile dysfunction among others
Medical experts warn that those who recover may find themselves battling life-long side effects including erectile dysfunction. The secondary effects of drugs and the toll the actual virus may take on the body should be enough to convince people, who still believe that Covid-19 is not real, to take precautions, experts said yesterday. According to Dr Khayelihle Dube, Covid-19 causes inflammation throughout the body and affects a number of organs. He said loss of libido in both men and women, caused by a combination of factors, may occur after a person recovers from Covid-19.
“Erectile dysfunction may or may not happen as that is caused by two things, physical and psychological reasons. If a patient has brain fog and they have difficulties in thinking they may just be stressed which causes erectile dysfunction. Covid-19 can affect one’s arteries and to sustain an erection one needs a good blood supply so if arteries that are delivering blood to the penis are not working properly, then one won’t just have an erection or sustain one,” said Dr Dube.
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