More than 23.8 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and 15.4 million have recovered. More than 817,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The United States reported 38,148 new cases of Covid-19 and 1,232 virus-related deaths on Tuesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. That brings the country’s total to at least 5,777,684 cases and 178,477 related deaths. The totals include cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as repatriated cases.
Brazil’s Health Ministry reported at least 47,134 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours on Tuesday, bringing the country’s total to 3,669,995. The ministry also reported 1,271 new coronavirus fatalities, raising the country’s death toll to 116,580. Brazil continues to be second only to the United States in the highest total number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the world.
The outbreak of the new coronavirus has reached every nation in Africa, a continent of 1.2 billion people. The confirmed coronavirus death toll on the continent stands at 27,984, with deaths including the former president of the Republic of the Congo, Jacques Joachim Yhombi-Opango, and Somalia’s former Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein. There are 1,195,297 confirmed infections and 921,783 recoveries, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
South Africa continues to witness a downward trend in the number of positive cases recorded. 1,567 new cases were recorded yesterday to bring the total number of cases to 613,017. Recoveries recorded are now at 520,381 which brings the recovery rate to 84%.
Zimbabwe recorded 126 new cases of the virus to bring the total number of cases to 6,196. Of the 126 cases, 116 were local cases and 8 were returnees. Matabeleland has the third highest number of cases after Harare and Bulawayo respectively.
Namibia to resume international tourism from September 1.
Namibia’s government has said the country will reopen to foreign visitors from September 1 to try and salvage thousands of jobs in tourism, badly hit by coronavirus travel bans.
The announcement came despite a recent spike in coronavirus cases, which have almost tripled to over 6,000 this month.
Recorded deaths have risen from 11 to 57 since August 1.
Africa could be past the peak of virus pandemic: WHO
Africa’s coronavirus outbreak may have passed its peak, the World Health Organization (WHO) continental chief said, warning against complacency to avoid a second wave.
WHO Africa regional director Matshidiso Moeti told a conference of African health ministers that numbers of new cases were declining.
“We are seeing that we have had what seems to have been a peak, and now we have the daily numbers of cases being reported overall in the region going down,” she said during an online meeting.
More than 1,300 healthcare workers have died from Covid-19 in Mexico.
More than 1,300 healthcare workers have died from coronavirus in Mexico since the start of the pandemic, the country’s Health Ministry reported on Tuesday.
The ministry also reported 4,916 new Covid-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the total number confirmed in the country to 568,621.
A further 650 fatalities were also confirmed, taking the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the country to 61,450, including 1,320 healthcare workers.
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