In this week’s Global COVID-19 Wrap, SABC News captures highlights from all corners of the globe, as the number of confirmed infections worldwide continue to rise.

Currently, the COVID-19 cases worldwide stand at over 39.1 million with more than 29 million recoveries and deaths at 1 103 111.

In South Africa, the number of confirmed cases surpassed the 698 000 mark. Whilst the death toll has risen to 18 309.

On the rest of the continent, 52 African Union Member States have so far reported 1 621 853 cases; with 39 150 deaths and 1 336 611 recoveries.

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