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Global Statistics

CountryTotal CasesNew CasesTotal DeathsNew DeathsTotal Recovered
UK206,715+5,614 ​30,615+539N/A
Russia177,160+11,2311,625 ​+8823,803
South Africa8,232+424161+83,153
Tanzania480 16 167
Zambia153+74 103
Eswatini153+302 12
Mozambique81   24
Zimbabwe34 4 5
Botswana23 1 8

3,917,627 cases of Coronavirus have been recorded worldwide and the total death toll stands at 270,720.
A total of 96,262 new cases were recorded with America having the highest number of infections with 29,531, Russia had the second highest number of infections with 11,231 and Brazil had the third highest number of infections with 9,082. 

New cases in South Africa increased by 424 to bring the total to 8,232. Eight (8) new deaths were recorded and the death toll now stands at 161. 

Egypt had 393 cases recorded yesterday and they have the second highest infections. The country recorded 13 new deaths to bring the total death toll to 482 which is the second highest to Algeria with 483 deaths. 

Zambia recorded 7 new cases recorded to bring the total number of cases to 153 and 103 cases have been reported to have recovered. 

Statistics from Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Botswana remain unchanged. 

Coronavirus found in men’s semen

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The new coronavirus can persist in men’s semen even after they have begun to recover, a finding that raises the possibility the virus could be sexually transmitted, Chinese researchers said Thursday. 

A team at Shangqiu Municipal Hospital tested 38 male patients treated there at the height of the pandemic in China, in January and February.

About 16% of them had evidence of the coronavirus in their semen, the team reported in the journal JAMA Network Open. About a quarter of them were in the acute stage of infection and nearly 9% of them were recovering, the team reported.

The team noted that it’s not a surprising finding as many viruses can live in the male reproductive tract. Ebola and Zika virus were both found to spread in semen, sometimes months after a male patient had recovered. 

It’s not yet clear if coronavirus can spread this way. Finding evidence of virus does not necessarily mean it’s infectious.

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