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More than 35 million people around the world have tested positive for the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19.
There have been at least 7,767,336 cases of coronavirus in the US, and at least 216,596 people have died since the pandemic began and half of the states in the country report an uptick in new cases.
Brazil’s health ministry reported 31,553 new cases Wednesday from Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases to 5,000,694. The health ministry also reported 657 new confirmed coronavirus fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 148,228. Brazil has the world’s third highest coronavirus cases after the US and India and the world’s second highest death toll after the US, according to Johns Hopkins University’s data.
Europe is facing a second surge of Covid-19 with cases having surpassed 6 million cases. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Controls (ECDC), as of Wednesday, none of the 31 EU, EEA and UK countries it reports data on are reporting fewer than 20 cases per 100,000 people over the past 14 days, a threshold many experts recognize as cause for alarm. The three worst-affected nations are the Czech Republic, which reported 346.1 cases per 100,000, Spain, which has 305 cases per 100,000 and the Netherlands, which recorded 270.2 per 100,000.
French health authorities reported 18,746 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over 24 hours on Wednesday, a new all-time daily high, and almost double Tuesday’s tally of 10,489. The number of people in France who have died from Covid-19 infections was up by 80, at 32,445, and the cumulative number of cases now totals 653,509.
Italy has recorded at least 3,678 new coronavirus cases – the largest daily increase in more than five months. According to data from Italy’s Health Ministry, there have now been at least 333,940 cases since the outbreak began. The last time there was a larger daily increase than today was on April 16, when 3,786 cases were reported. However, authorities are now processing twice as many coronavirus tests.
Germany reported 2,828 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday — the highest number of daily infections since April 18, according to the country’s center for disease control, the Robert Koch institute. The country has now recorded more than 306,000 coronavirus cases, including at least 9,562 deaths.
South Africa recorded 1 913 new coronavirus cases. This brings the total number of cases to 685 155. The country also recorded 145 new COVID-19 related fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 17 248. The number of recoveries now stands at 618 127, this translates to a recovery rate of 90%.
Zimbabwe recorded 4 new cases and the total number of confirmed cases is now at 7,919. Recoveries recorded are at 6,441 which translates to a recovery rate of 81.34%.
Most patients hospitalized with Covid-19 have neurological symptoms
A new study published in the journal Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology said more than four-fifths of Covid‐19 patients hospitalized across nine hospitals in the Chicago area earlier this year have shown neurological symptoms. The researchers found that overall, 82% of the 509 Covid-19 patients had neurological symptoms at any time during the course of their Covid-19 illness. The most frequent manifestations were muscle pain, headaches, encephalopathy and dizziness. CNN
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