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There have been more than 27.6 million cases of coronavirus confirmed around the world and 90,301 people have died. At least 19, 7 million people have recovered.
Brazil recorded 14,279 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, as well as 463 deaths from the disease, the health ministry said. Brazil has registered more than 4.1 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 127,464, according to ministry data.
India has reported the most deaths from coronavirus in a month. The health ministry says 1,107 people died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, lifting the total death toll to 73,923. The number of cases was 89,852, one of the lowest daily figures recorded the past week.
The Covid-19 death toll in South Africa has hit 15, 086 and the number of cases now sits at 640, 441. The total number of recoveries is at 567, and the recovery rate is at 88.6%. South Africa has reported fewer than 1,000 new coronavirus infections, the lowest daily increase in three months, as health authorities warn that a second wave remains a risk. But the number of new infections has been declining steadily since an average daily peak of around 12,000 in July.
WHO has commended South Africa for the significant reduction in the number of positive cases and the number of deaths. South African economic output has shrunk 51 percent in the second quarter, as a strict lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus shut down most activity. Mining and manufacturing were among the worst-hit industries, with only agriculture showing any growth in Q2.
South Africa has seen one of the worst declines in GDP globally according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The country had already entered recession in the first quarter of the year, and has now seen four consecutive quarters of economic decline.
Egypt has detected more than 100,000 COVID-19 infections and reported 5,541 deaths from the virus disease, the health ministry has said. The North African country of more than 100 million people had imposed a night-time curfew from March to June to curb the spread of the illness but since eased restrictions. Daily life has since returned in the largest Arab country, with cafes, restaurants and tourist sites again open to the public.
Zimbabwe recorded 90 new cases to bring the total number of cases to 7,388.the death toll is at 218 after 8 new deaths were recorded. 5,477 recoveries have been recorded and the national recovery rate is at 74%.
Zimbabwean government relaxed some Covid-19 regulations. Domestic and international flights are set to resume, but with all passengers tested for Covid-19 within 48 hours before they travel, domestic flights will resume on the 10th of September and international flights will resume on October 1. Bottle stores can reopen strict condition that no one drinks on or around the premises. In addition, the Government is urgently drilling boreholes to boost Bulawayo water supplies and buying $654 million worth of equipment and supplies to ensure schools can open safely for examination classes.
Russia completes early trials of second potential COVID-19 vaccine: Report
Siberia’s Vector virology institute has completed early-stage human trials, known as Phase II, of a second potential Russian vaccine against COVID-19, the state consumer safety watchdog was cited by the Interfax news agency as saying.
Russia registered its first vaccine candidate, developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, in August. Late-stage trials of this vaccine, due to involve 40,000 participants, were launched last week.
Human trials of the second potential COVID-19 vaccine, a peptide-based jab, began on July 27 and involved a group of 100 volunteers, Interfax cited watchdog Rospotrebnadzor as saying. Aljazeera
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