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Global Statistics

Country Total Cases New Cases Total Deaths New Deaths Total Recovered Active Cases Total Tests
World 24,874,047 +258,087 840,187 +5,221 17,272,276 6,761,584  
USA 6,092,170 +45,536 185,817 +1,021 3,369,999 2,536,354 80,193,419
Brazil 3,812,605 +48,112 119,571 +845 2,976,796 716,238 14,172,764
India 3,461,240 +76,665 62,713 +1,019 2,647,538 750,989 39,477,848
Russia 980,405 +4,829 16,914 +110 798,466 165,025 35,751,747
Peru 621,997 28,277 429,662 164,058 3,089,459
Africa 1,233,236 +7,987 29,141 +231 964,674 239,421  
South Africa 620,132 +1,846 13,743 +115 533,935 72,454 3,632,311
Egypt 98,285 +223 5,362 +20 70,419 22,504 135,000
Morocco 58,489 +1,404 1,052 +41 43,049 14,388 1,868,545
Nigeria 53,477 +160 1,011 41,017 11,449 394,524
Ethiopia 48,140 +1,733 758 +13 17,415 29,967 850,236
Zambia 11,779 +178 283 +1 10,945 551 112,184
Namibia 6,906 +194 65 +5 2,789 4,052 57,150
Zimbabwe 6,388 +96 195 +6 5,043 1,150 149,748
Malawi 5,523 +27 174 +1 3,143 2,206 44,219
Eswatini 4,461 +28 91 +2 3,210 1,160 29,679
Mozambique 3,697 +46 21 2,055 1,621 92,046
Botswana 1,633 6 224 1,403 109,547
Lesotho 1,051 31 526 494 15,023

Over 24.8 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and 17, 2 million have recovered.

There have been at least 6,092,170 cases of coronavirus in the US and at least 185,817 people have died from the virus. 45,536 new cases were reported and 1,021 new deaths were reported.

Latin America’s total number of Covid-19 cases has surpassed 7 million with countries like Brazil recording more than 3.81 million Covid-19 cases and a total of 119,571deaths.  Only the United States has recorded more coronavirus cases and deaths globally. Peru now has the fifth highest number of Covid cases in the world, which means South Africa is now on 6th position. Peru has so far recorded 621,997 cases of the virus and 28,277 fatalities.Countries following Brazil with the highest number of Covid-19 cases in Latin America are Peru, Mexico, Colombia, and Chile.

India topped the United States’ record of coronavirus cases reported in a 24-hour period for two days in a row. India recorded 85,687 new cases on Aug. 26 and 77,266 new cases on Aug. 27, both surpassing the United States’ highest number of new cases, which was reported on July 16, when the US reported 77,255 new cases.  The total number of cases of coronavirus in the country stand at 3,387,500 with 62,713 deaths and 2,647,538 recoveries as of Friday, according to the Indian Ministry of Health.

Europe is grappling with a second coronavirus surge as has been witnessed by countries like Spain, Italy, Spain, France and the UK.

Spain recorded 9,779 new Covid-19 cases, the highest number since the pandemic began in the country, the Spanish health ministry’s data showed. The total number of cases in Spain has now reached 439,286. Spain has been reporting a high number of cases in the last few weeks, matching the daily increases the country saw during the peak of the pandemic. 

Italy has seen a jump in total Covid-19 cases, with an increase of 1,462 cases. The figure, which includes deaths and recoveries, is the highest daily increase since May 2, the ministry said. That brings Italy’s total to 265,409 cases. Fridays Covid-19 numbers indicate a growing trend in cases in Italy over the past 10 days

Confirmed cases in South Africa continue to go down as was witnessed yesterday after 1,846 new cases were recorded to bring the total number of cases to 620,132. 13,743 deaths have been recorded after 115 new fatalities were recorded yesterday. 533,935 recoveries have been recorded which brings the recovery rate to 86.10%.

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Ethiopia now has the fifth highest number of cases in Africa with 48,140 confirmed cases. The country has been recording cases over 1000 for the past 1 week. Fatalities amounting to 758 have been recorded so far.

6,388 cases have been recorded in Zimbabwe so far after 96 new cases were confirmed. 195 fatalities have been reported so far with Harare recording the highest deaths. The recovery rate is at 78.94% as 5,043 of recoveries have been recorded.

Eritrea and the Seychelles remain the only two countries in Africa which have not recorded any Covid-19 related deaths.

Severe or fatal COVID-19 very rare in children, study finds

Children carry coronavirus in their noses and throats for weeks, even if they don’t show any symptoms, researchers in South Korea reported Friday.  Although their study does not necessarily demonstrate that children are transmitting the virus to others, they suggested this might be responsible for “silent spread’ of the virus in communities. The study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics on Friday, included data on 91 children in South Korea diagnosed with Covid-19 between Feb. 18 and March 31.

Among those patients, 20 of them — or 22% — did not show any obvious symptoms and remained asymptomatic throughout the study. Other patients experienced fever, cough, diarrhea, abdominal pain and loss of smell or taste, among other symptoms. The duration of their symptoms appeared to vary, ranging from one to 36 days. It’s possible that virus persisted in the children for even longer than the time documented. And more research also is needed to determine whether similar findings would emerge among a larger group of children from other parts of the world. The data showed that only 8.5% of those patients with symptoms were diagnosed with Covid-19 at the time their symptoms began. Most — 66.2% — of those with symptoms had symptoms that were not recognized before they were diagnosed and 25.4% developed symptoms after they were diagnosed. Aljazeera

Metal Prices Asia/Europe/NY market

29/08/2020

METAL BID ASK CHANGE LOW HIGH
GOLD 1929.90 1930.90 +1.30 1907.30 1980.20
SILVER 27.00 27.10 +0.05 26.45 28.02
PLATINUM 918.00 928.00 -8.00 902.00 955.00
PALLADIUM 2058.00 2208.00 -19.00 2023.00 2261.00
RHODIUM 9700.00 11700.00 0.00

 (Source: Kitco)

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