COVID-19 WRAP | SA Covid-19 cases jump to 511,485 as deaths near 10,000
August 2 2020 - 21:45
SA Covid-19 cases jump to 511,485 as deaths near 10,000
South Africa recorded 213 new Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total death poll to 8,366, said health minister Zweli Mkhize in a statement released on Sunday.
He revealed that the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 in South Africa were 511,485 and more than 3 million tests have been conducted to date.
August 2 2020 - 18:30
Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 17.92 million, death toll at 684,929
More than 17.92 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 684,929 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
August 2 2020 - 15:45
India's interior minister hospitalised with coronavirus
India's Interior Minister Amit Shah has been admitted to hospital after catching the coronavirus, he said on Sunday, becoming the most senior politician in the country to test positive for the disease.
Shah, a close aide to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, heads a ministry that has been at the forefront of managing the epidemic.
India's coronavirus outbreak is the third worst in the world behind the United states and Brazil, with nearly 1.7 million confirmed cases and 36,500 deaths, according to a Reuters tally.
"I request all of you who came in contact with me in the last few days to isolate yourselves and get tested," Shah said in a tweet.
Shah, 55, said he had got himself tested after exhibiting initial symptoms of COVID-19. "My health is fine but I am being hospitalised on the advice of doctors," he added.
An interior ministry spokesman said he was unable to immediately comment on when Shah had last met with Modi.
August 2 2020 - 13:34
Australia's Victoria imposes curfew, state of disaster to contain COVID-19
A state of disaster was declared in Australia's Victoria on Sunday, with the local government implementing a night curfew as part of its harshest movement restrictions to date to contain the coronavirus.