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Global Statistics

CountryTotal CasesNew CasesTotal DeathsNew DeathsTotal RecoveredActive CasesTotal Tests
Spain289,046+24927,136 N/AN/A4,465,338
India 276,146+10,2187,750+277134,670133,7264,916,116
South Africa52,991+2,1121,162+8229,00622,823968,070
Zambia1,200 10 91227828,236
Malawi455+124 553966,542
Mozambique453+202 13631515,190
Eswatini371+313 2321366,551
Zimbabwe314+274 4626454,535
Botswana42 1 241726,238
Lesotho4   221,515

There are 7,323,803 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus pandemic, after 121,751 new cases were recorded yesterday. 
The Americas have reported more than 3.3 million cases of Covid-19 as of June 8 ‚ÄĒ more than any other region in the world.¬†

Brazil now has 742, 084 cases having recorded the highest number of new cases of 31 197.  They also recorded 1,185 new deaths to bring the total number of deaths to 38,497. 

South African cases are now at 52,991 after 2,112 new cases were recorded; the death toll stands at 1,162 after 82 new deaths were recorded. So far 968,070 tests have been conducted countrywide. 

Eswatini recorded one of the country‚Äôs highest jump in cases to bring the total number of cases to 371; 232 cases have been reported to have recovered from the virus and 136 cases are still active. 

27 cases tested positive for Covid-19 in Zimbabwe to bring the total number of cases to 314. They are all returnees from South Africa and all have been isolated. The country has 46 recoveries, 268 active cases and 4 deaths.

 Harare continues to be the epicenter of the diseases as 90 cases have been confirmed followed by Matabeleland South with 42 and Masvingo with 40 cases. 

What’s the difference between asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic spread? And does it matter with coronavirus?

Asymptomatic spread is the transmission of the virus by people who do not have symptoms and will never get symptoms from their infection. But those infected carriers could still get others very sick.

Pre-symptomatic spread is the transmission of the virus by people who don’t look or feel sick, but will eventually get symptoms later.

How can I tell if someone is pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic?

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You can’t. Both types of carriers look and feel normal, though the pre-symptomatic carriers will get symptoms later. Studies suggest pre-symptomatic spread is more common than asymptomatic spread. “Detailed contact tracing from Taiwan as well as the first European transmission chain in Germany suggested that true asymptomatics rarely transmit,” said BabakJavid, a principal investigator at Tsinghua University School of Medicine in Beijing and an infectious disease consultant at Cambridge University Hospitals.

How is it possible to spread coronavirus without symptoms?

“When you speak, sometimes you’ll spit a little bit,” said Anne Rimoin, an epidemiology professor at UCLA’s School of Public Health.

“You’ll rub your nose. You’ll touch your mouth. You’ll rub your eyes. And then you’ll touch other surfaces, and then you will be spreading virus if you are infected and shedding” the virus.

How many people get infected by someone without symptoms? 

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 40% of coronavirus transmission happens before people feel sick.

In one study, about 4 in 5 people with confirmed coronavirus in China were likely infected by people who didn’t know they had it, according to research published in the journal “Science.(CNN)

Metal Prices Asia/Europe/NY markets


GOLD1720.00 1721.00+5.401716.10 1888.00 
SILVER17.6717.77 ‚Äč+0.1217.6117.81
PALLADIUM1898.002023.00 +10.001888.00 2023.00

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