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 8.6 million with more than 4.5 million recoveries and deaths well over 456 000.

In South Africa, the number of confirmed cases passed the 80 000 mark this week. Deaths have risen to 1 737.

On the rest of the continent, 52 African Union Member States have so far reported 279 658 cases; 7 456 deaths and 130 365 recoveries.

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