The COVID-19 global statistics show an increase in the number of infections across the world. Below is a breakdown of confirmed coronavirus stats in South Africa, as well as a tracking of the virus in Africa and globally.
The United States reported more than 56 300 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the third day in a row infections have risen by at least 55 000, according to a Reuters tally.
Asian shares were set to open mostly lower on Friday as record-breaking new coronavirus cases and deaths in several US states stoked concerns that new lockdowns could derail the economic recovery, and investors looked forward to earnings season.
Bolivia’s President Jeanine Anez said on Thursday she has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The British government has decided not to join a European Union coronavirus vaccine scheme because of concerns there could be costly delays in securing the vaccines, The Telegraph reported on Thursday, citing sources.
Record-breaking rises in coronavirus cases and deaths in several US states are dimming hopes of a quick economic recovery as data shows shoppers staying out of stores in areas where cases are rising the most.
South Africa has recorded 13 674 new coronavirus cases bringing the total number to 238 339. A further 129 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported.
Six members of the Gauteng Health Department’s war room team have tested positive for the coronavirus. The department confirmed this in a statement.
The South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union (Saccawu) has lashed out at retail giant Massmart for using coronavirus to retrench workers.
The United States reported more than 60 000 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the biggest increase ever reported by a country in a single day, according to a Reuters tally.