More than 31, 4 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus and almost 968,000 have died. More than 23, 06 million people have recovered.
The death toll from the spread of the coronavirus in the United States is now over 200 000 and is by the far the highest number of any nation. The United States, on a weekly average, is now losing about 800 lives each day to the virus, according to a Reuters tally. That is down from a peak of 2 806 daily deaths recorded on April 15. During the early months of the pandemic, 200 000 deaths was regarded by many as the maximum number of lives likely to be lost in the United States to the virus
Over 70% of those in the United States who have lost their lives to the virus were over the age of 65, according to CDC data. The southern states of Texas and Florida contributed the most deaths in the United States in the past two weeks and were closely followed by California. Deaths rose 5% last week after falling for four weeks in a row, according to a Reuter’s analysis.
Brazil follows the United States in the number of overall deaths due to the virus, with over 137 000 fatalities. India has had the world’s highest daily death rate over the last week, with total deaths now approaching 100 000.
South Africa recorded 725 new coronavirus cases bringing the total number of cases to 661 936. The country also recorded 39 new COVID-19 related fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 15 992. The number of recoveries now stands at 591 208, this translates to a recovery rate of 89,3%.
Cases in Zimbabwe are now 7,706. All new cases were local transmissions. 1 new death was recorded, hence the death toll is at 226. 24 recoveries were recorded yesterday and recoveries now stand at 5,948.
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