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Global Statistics

Country Total Cases New Cases Total Deaths New Deaths Total Recovered Active Cases Total Tests
World 5,090,118 +100,474 329,735 +4,685 2,020,879 2,733,293
USA 1,593,039 +22,140 94,941 +1,403 370,076 1,127,711 14,117,870
Russia 308,705 +8,764 2,972 +135 85,392 220,341 7,578,029
Brazil 293,357 +21,472 18 894 +911 116,683 157,780 735,224
Spain 279,524 +721 27 888 +110 196,958 54,678   3,037,840
UK 248,293 35 704 +363 N/A N/A 2,962,227
India 112,028 +5,553 3,434 +132 45,422 63,172 2,512,388
South Africa 18,003 +803 339 +27 8,950 8,714 506,861
Egypt 14,229 +745 680 +21 3,994     9,555 135,000
Nigeria 6,677 +276 200 +8           1,840     4,637 38,231  
Zambia 832 +60         7 197 628 19,014
Tanzania 509 21 183 305
Eswatini 217 +9 2 97 118 4,160
Mozambique 156 +10 48 108 6,769
Malawi 71           +1 3 27 41 1,803
Zimbabwe 48 +2 4 18 26 32,862
Botswana 25 +1 1 17 7 14,283
Lesotho 1 1

The WHO reported the highest total of Covid-19 cases recorded in a 24-hour period on Wednesday as worldwide infections surpassed the 5 million mark as cases around the world are now 5,090,118. Almost two-thirds of these cases were reported in just four countries which are the United States, Russia, Brazil and India.

Brazil recorded 21, 472 new infections in its biggest single-day jump. Only the US reported more cases than Brazil.

Cases continue to spike – India registered its biggest single-day surge on Wednesday, with more than 5,000 new cases. The national tally of confirmed cases has now crossed 106,000, but the recovery is nearly 40%. And the death toll – at 3,434 is, relative to some countries, low.

South Africa recorded 803 new cases yesterday to bring to 18,003 cases worldwide. 27 new deaths were recorded and the death toll is now at 339.

Zambia recorded 60 new cases yesterday to bring the total number of cases to 832 and 197 recoveries have been recorded. 

Zimbabwe recorded 2 new cases of the virus and the case now stands at 48, with 18 recoveries recorded and 32, 862 tests conducted nationwide.

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Metal Prices Asia/Europe/NY markets

21/05/2020

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GOLD 1739.90 1748.30 -8.50 1739.60 1744.30
SILVER 17.12 17.22     -0.45 17.09 17.32
PLATINUM 828.00 833.00 -29.00 827.00 836.00
PALLADIUM 1974.00 2124.00 -52.00 1955.00 2125.00
RHODIUM 5400.00 8400.00 0.00

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