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 11 million with more than 6.1 million recoveries and deaths well over 525 141.

In South Africa, the number of confirmed cases passed the 168 000 mark this week. Deaths have risen to 2 844.

On the rest of the continent, 52 African Union Member States have so far reported 436 343 cases; with 10 696 deaths and 210 557 recoveries.

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