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The world’s coronavirus cases have hit 27, 2 million, and more than 887,000 have died. More than 19 million people have recovered.
Covid-19 cases in at least 22 states in the United States are rising in 22 of the 50 states in the United States, as the country celebrates its end-of-summer Labor Day weekend.
India’s health ministry reported another daily record of 91,723 coronavirus cases, raising the total nationwide to over 4.2 million and overtaking Brazil to become the second hardest hit country. With the new cases reported, Brazil is now behind India in the total number of cases by almost 70,000, while the US remains at the top with over 6.4 million cases. India’s health ministry also reported 1,008 new fatalities raising the total to 71,687, far below the US at nearly 190,000 deaths and Brazil’s more than 126,000 fatalities. For comparison, the US death rate is 58 per 100,000 people, while Brazil’s is 60 per 100,000 people. For the fifth day in a row, India has reported more than 1,000 deaths.
Brazil’s Health Ministry reported at least 14, 606 additional coronavirus infections and 456 deaths, raising the total number of cases to at least 4.13 million and death toll to over 126,600. Brazil ranks second in the number of cases and deaths, but also ranks highest in the number of recoveries at more than 3.3 million.
The United Kingdom has recorded 2,988 new Covid-19 cases in a 24-hour period — the highest daily number since May, according to government figures published on Sunday. The UK’s total number of recorded cases now stands at 347,152.
In South Africa, a total of 638 517 cases have been reported with 1 633 new cases in the past 24 hours. A reported 563 891 people have recovered and there are 14 889 reported deaths, 110 in the past day. This means there are an estimated 59 737 active Covid-19 cases. The recovery rate is 88%.
Morocco now has the third highest number of cases in Africa with 72,394 after 2,234 new cases were recorded. 1,361 deaths have been recorded in the country.
The Ministry of Health and Child Care in Zimbabwe has not released any Covid-19 statistics for the past 2 days, hence the number of cases remains at 6,837 and the death toll at 206.
The Covid-19 virus is deadliest if you are older and male – scientists looked at the risks
A detailed analysis of existing Covid-19 studies shows that age is by far the strongest predictor of an infected person’s risk of dying. A new analysis looking into the mortality risk for Covid-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, shows that out of 1 000 people under the age of 50 who are infected with the virus, almost none will die.
However, for those in their fifties and early sixties, about five will die, with men at greater risk than women. And for every 1 000 people in their mid-seventies or older who are infected, around 116 will die.
The research team, whose analysis was published in preprint server medRxiv, and has not yet been peer-reviewed, looked at the presence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in people in several countries, including England and Spain, following the first peak of the pandemic.
Men face twice the risk
The researchers included a Spanish study from April, which also tested for antibodies in more than 60 000 residents in randomly selected households. A similar trend was observed in this study, where the overall IFR for the population was about 0.8%, but remained close to zero for people under 50.
As with the analysis above, this number increased swiftly to 11.6% for men 80 years old and over. However, it was 4.6% for women in that age group. According to the Spanish study, men are more likely to die of Covid-19 than women, and this risk increases with age.
“Men face twice the risk of women,” Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, an epidemiologist at the Carlos III Institute of Health in Madrid, who was involved in the Spanish study told Nature. Health 24
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