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Global Statistics

Country Total Cases New Cases Total Deaths New Deaths Total Recovered Active Cases Total Tests
World 10,244,675 +163,172 504,413 +3,454 5,553,656 4,184,251
USA 2,637,077 +40,540 128,437 +285 1,093,456 1,415,184 32,592,368
Brazil 1,345,254 +29,313 57,658 +555 733,848 553,748 2,925,935
Russia 634,437 +6,791 9,073 +104 399,087 226,277 19,044,954
India 549,197 +19,620 16,487 +384 321,774 210,936 8,227,802
UK 311,151 +901 43,550 +36 N/A N/A 9,195,132
Africa 385,219 +10,623 9,698 +179 185,243 190,278
South Africa 138,134 +6,334 2,456 +43 68,925 66,753 1,567,084
Egypt 65,188 +1,265 2,789 +81 17,539 44,860 135,000
Nigeria 24,567 +490 565 +7 9,007 14,995 130,164
Ghana 16,742 +311 112 +9 12,720 3,910 288,465
Algeria 13,273 +305 897 +5 9,371 3,005
Zambia 1,557 +26 22 +1 1,311 224 2,841
Mozambique 859 +43 5 228 626 28,586
Malawi 1,146 +108 13 260 873 12,578
Eswatini 781 +36 11 +3 372 398 11,872
Zimbabwe 561 +10 6 142 419 65,704
Botswana 92 1 25 66 36,868
Lesotho 27 +3 4 23 3,000

More than 10.2 million coronavirus cases have been recorded worldwide, half of them in Europe and the United States, and at least 504,000 deaths, with the United States holding the highest death toll of 128,437. More than 5 million cases have recovered.

Europe remains the hardest hit continent with 2 637 546 cases including 195 975 fatalities. The rate of infections worldwide continues to rise, with one million new cases recorded in just six days.

Russia recorded an increase of 6,791 cases to bring the total number of confirmed cases to 634,437 and9,073 total deaths.

Cases in Africa rose by 10,623 to bring the total confirmed cases to 385,219 and deaths increased by 179 to bring the total number of deaths to 9,698.

South Africa already has more than a third of the reported cases for all 54 countries in Africa. There are now 138,134 coronavirus cases in the country and 2,456 deaths and recoveries stand at 68,925.

The Gauteng Department of Health has seen an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases across the hospitals over the last 14 days. Factors contributing to this trend are inward migration, the large population (especially in metros like Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane) and increased congregating which spurs cluster outbreaks. These increases have also pushed the average daily increase in cases on a seven-day rolling average basis in Gauteng to more than 2 000 a day, also the highest increase in cases in any province since the first case was confirmed on 5 March.

Zambia recorded 26 new cases to bring the total number of cases to 1,557; 1 new death was recorded and the number of fatalities is now at 22.

Malawi continues to record high number of cases, as there were 108 new cases recorded yesterday to bring the total to 1,146 and the death toll now stands at 13. 

In Zimbabwe, no new positive case was recorded yesterday hence the total number of confirmed cases remains at 567; number of recoveries is at 142 and the number of active cases is at 419.

New research offers details about the mysterious ‘Covid toes’ symptom — but raises questions, too

Dermatologists detected an usual symptom among coronavirus patients in April: purple, swollen toes that appeared frostbitten.  At the time, doctors weren’t sure whether the condition – informally known as “Covid toes” – was an anomaly. But a growing number of coronavirus patients have displayed similar lesions over the last few months. Its close temporal appearance with the Covid-19 pandemic suggests that the two are associated,” Dr. Claudia Hernandez, a dermatologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and Dr. Anna Bruckner, a dermatologist at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine, wrote. “Dermatologists must be aware of the protean cutaneous findings that are possibly associated with Covid-19, even if our understanding of their origins remains incomplete.

But dermatologists in Madrid found that “Covid toes” may occur later in the course of a coronavirus patient’s illness – when that patient may no longer test positive for an active infection. On average, patients in their study developed skin lesions around nine days after their first coronavirus symptoms arrived. For now, the link between “Covid toes” and coronavirus infections remains tenuous, but dermatologists stress that the association cannot be ruled out. Business Insider

Metal Prices Asia/Europe/NY markets

29/06/2020

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GOLD 1774.10 1775.10 +3.30 1771.10 1776.20
SILVER 17.89 18.00 +0.10 17.88 18.00
PLATINUM 800.00 810.00 +5.00 800.00 811.00
PALLADIUM 1811.00 1936.00 -1.00 1811.00 1936.00
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