In this week’s Global COVID-19 Wrap, SABC News captures highlights from the African continent, Europe, Asia, and the Americas – as the number of confirmed infections worldwide rises. It’s currently at over 12.4 million with more than 7.2 million recoveries and deaths well over 558 761.

In South Africa, the number of confirmed cases passed the 238 000 mark this week. Deaths have risen to 3 720.

On the rest of the continent, 52 African Union Member States have so far reported 546 417 cases; with 12 532 deaths and 266 624 recoveries.

Below are highlights of COVID-19 stories making headlines around the world: