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The number of novel coronavirus infections internationally has risen to 5,500,607, amid surges in Brazil and India. The global death toll stands at 346,434.
Brazil’s Ministry of Health announced on Sunday 16,220 new coronavirus infections over the previous 24 hours taking the country’s total to 365,213.
Another 703 deaths were also confirmed over the previous 24 hours, hence 22,716 people have now died of coronavirus in Brazil. Brazil is behind only the United States for total coronavirus infections.
China has reported 11 new imported coronavirus cases, including 10 from Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region bordering Mongolia.
78,261 confirmed coronavirus patients have recovered and been discharged. No new deaths were reported, leaving China’s death toll at 4,634.
In Africa, a total of 113,656 cases and 3,356 deaths have been recorded. 46,269 cases have recovered from the virus.
South Africa kick-starts its economy: President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Sunday that South Africa would reopen the majority of its economy on June 1, while maintaining social distancing and health safety measures.
South Africa had its largest spike in new infections yet on Sunday, with 1,240 cases confirmed to bring the total number of cases to 22,583.
Number of cases that have been reported to have recovered in Zimbabwe has risen to 23 and the number of cases still stands at 56 with 4 deaths reported.
WINTER has come and this is the time when we witness so many respiratory infections especially among children.
Covid-19 has, however, overshadowed these other ailments and if we are not careful, we may witness a lot of compli- cations from simple respiratory diseases merely because of negligence, fear and ignorance.
This worrisome belief that everything respiratory is Covid-19 can lead us astray as clinicians or patients.
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