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There are an estimated 61, 23 million cases of the virus worldwide and a death toll of over 1,43 million.
The USA has an estimated 13,22 million cases having recorded 81,779 cases of the virus yesterday. This is one of the lowest daily cases recorded in the past 2 weeks. This comes after the number of Covid-19 patients in US hospitals hit a record for the 16th straight day Wednesday, at more than 89,900, according to the COVID Tracking Project, as many medical centers warn they’re running out of capacity. Recorded cases are rising to unprecedented levels. The average number of new daily cases across a week in the US was 175,809 on Wednesday — the highest on record, and more than two and a half times greater than the previous peak in late July.
Brazil registered 37,322 additional cases of Covid-19 over the last 24 hours and 661 related deaths, the health ministry said. The South American country has now registered 6,204,220 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 171,460 deaths.
France reported 13 563 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, compared with 16 282 on Wednesday and 21 150 a week ago, suggesting the spread of the virus continued to slow in the fourth week of a national lockdown. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 2.18 million in France. The number of people hospitalised with COVID-19 continued falling by a further 662 to 29 310, while the number of people in intensive care fell by 130 to 4 018, extending a trend dating back two weeks, health ministry data showed.
President Emmanuel Macron said earlier this week that the lockdown could be lifted on December 15 if by then the number of new infections per day fell to 5 000 and COVID-19 patients in intensive care declined to between 2 500 and 3 000.
Africa with a population of 1.3 billion people has recorded more than 2.1 million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, according to a Reuters tally, though it has had a lower death rate than other continents. It has recorded only 50 000 deaths, because African countries have imposed strict lockdowns and have generally younger populations. South Africa is seeking to buy vaccines for 10% of its 58 million population via COVAX, Reuters reported earlier this week. Mass vaccination against COVID-19 is unlikely to start in Africa until midway through next year and keeping vaccines cold could be a big challenge, the continent’s disease control group said on Thursday. Some European countries expect to start rolling out vaccination campaigns as early as January.
South Africa recorded 3 069 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases to date to 778 751. The country has also recorded 88 new COVID-19 related fatalities on Thursday. In a statement, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says most of the new deaths were recorded in the Eastern Cape with 33 from Eastern Cape, 25 from the Free State, 5 from Gauteng, 2 from KwaZulu-Natal, 5 from Limpopo and 18 from the Western Cape. This brings the total number of deaths to 21 289.
The Western Cape Government says there has been a 52% jump in new cases of Covid-19 in the last week alone, saying the infections can now be considered an established resurgence. The province says there has been a consistent week-on-week increase of more than 20% for hospitalisations as well. Infections are mostly recorded in the Garden Route and the Cape Metro.
Zimbabwe recorded 115 new cases to bring the total number to 9,623.All 115 were local cases with 79 being recorded in Bulawayo and 19 in Mashonaland East. No new death was recorded therefore the death toll is still at 274. There were 61 new recoveries recorded to bring the total number of recoveries to 8,397 and the national recovery is down to 87,3%.
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