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Global Statistics

CountryTotal CasesNew CasesTotal DeathsNew DeathsTotal RecoveredActive Cases
World4,722,197+95,600313,263+4,360 1,812,189 2,593,948
USA1,507,773+23,48890,113+1,218339,2321,078,428
Spain276,505+2,13827,563+104192,25356,689
Russia272,043+9,2002,537+11963,166206,340
UK240,161+3,45034,466+468N/AN/A
Brazil233,511+14,91915,662+81689,672127,837
South Africa14,355+831261+146,4787,616
Egypt11,719 +491612+202,9508,157
Nigeria5,621+176176+51,4723,973
Zambia679+257 183489
Tanzania509 21 183305
Eswatini202+122 72128
Mozambique129+10  4386
Malawi65+23 2438
Zimbabwe44+24 1723
Botswana24 1 176
Lesotho1    1

There are now 4,722,197 cases of the Coronavirus pandemic and 1, 759, 589 cases have been reported to have recovered. Active cases globally are 2,593,948 with 1, 812, 189 cases having been reported to have recovered. 

The UK has the second highest number of deaths in the world with 34,466 after the USA with 90,113. 

Cases in Brazil continue to rise with 14, 919 new cases reported yesterday to bring the total number of cases to 233, 511. The now have the fifth highest number of cases worldwide. 

831 new cases have been reported in South Africa to bring the total number of cases to 14,355.

The total death toll is now at 261 after 14 new deaths were recorded. Active cases stand at 7,616. 

2 new cases were reported yesterday in Zimbabwe to bring the total to 44 with 17 recoveries and 23 active cases. 

President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the lockdown imposed to control the spread of coronavirus would stay in place for the moment, but would be reviewed every two weeks.

Tanzania has been increasingly criticised over its management of the pandemic. Kenya has closed its borders with Somalia and Tanzania. 

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Coronavirus may ‘never go away,’ says WHO official

The coronavirus spreading across the globe could become a constant presence, a leading World Health Organization official has said. 

During a media briefing in Geneva, Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s health emergencies program, warned Wednesday that the disease may join the mix of viruses that kill people around the world every year. 

“This virus just may become another endemic virus in our communities and this virus may never go away. HIV hasn’t gone away,” Ryan said.

“I’m not comparing the two diseases but I think it is important that we’re realistic. I don’t think anyone can predict when or if this disease will disappear.”

Metal Prices Asia/Europe/NY markets

Markets will re-open on the 18th of May 2020. 

17/05/2020

METALBIDASKCHANGELOWHIGH
GOLD1732.70 1733.70+3.201729.101735.40
SILVER16.2416.34+0.3816.0416.36
PLATINUM766.00771.00-3.00758.00773.00
PALLADIUM1770.001920.00+6.001756.001920.00
RHODIUM4500.007500.000.00

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