A total of 4 645 new Covid-19 infections as of December 05 have taken the national total of confirmed cases up to 810 449.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed that so far, the total number of recoveries was 744 298 while 22 067 deaths were confirmed, up 104 in the last 24 hours.
At the last count, South Africa had over 43 000 active and confirmed and active cases. The new account is 66 151.
– Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) December 5, 2020
The coronavirus novel has killed at least 1,519,213 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to an account from official sources compiled by AFP on Saturday.
There are at least 65,865,820 cases of coronavirus registered. Of these, at least 41,777,200 are considered to have been recovered.
The talies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a small proportion of the actual number of infections.
Many countries experience only symptomatic or most serious cases.
The United States is the worst affected country with 279,008 deaths from 14,372,570 cases. At least 5,470,389 people were announced to have been recovered.
After the United States, the hardest hit countries are Brazil with 175,964 deaths from 6,533,968 cases, India with 139,700 deaths from 9,608,211 cases, Mexico with 108,863 deaths from 1,156,770 cases, and Britain with 60,617 deaths of 1,690,432 cases.
The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Belgium with 147 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Peru with 110, Spain 99, Italy 97.
To date China – excluding Hong Kong and Macau – has declared 86,601 cases, including 4,634 deaths and 81,694 restorations.
Overall, Latin America and the Caribbean have 456,155 deaths from 13,371,430 cases, Europe 438,055 deaths from 19,364,969 infections, and the United States and Canada 291,477 deaths from 14,772,309 cases.
Asia has reported 198,676 deaths from 12,647,887 cases, the Middle East 80,641 deaths from 3,444,281 cases, Africa 53,267 deaths from 2,234,547 cases, and Oceania 942 deaths from 30,402 cases.
Due to corrections by national authorities or late publication of data, figures updated over the last 24 hours may not exactly match the previous day’s holdings.
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