Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Saturday said there had been 312 new deaths related to Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, taking the country’s death toll to 6 655. The minister also announced 12 204 new infections of Covid-19, which brings the total of confirmed cases to 434 200. Of[…]
US coronavirus deaths have risen by a single-day record 2,228 to top 28,300, according to a Reuters tally, as officials debated how to reopen the economy without reigniting the outbreak. The United States, with the world’s third-largest population, passed a second milestone late on Tuesday with over 600,000 reported cases,[…]
Iran ruled out “foreign” help on the ground to deal with the coronavirus pandemic after an offer from a France-based medical charity, as the country’s death toll from the contagion neared 2,000. “Due to Iran’s national mobilisation against the virus and the full use of the medical capacity of the[…]
China said the death toll from the new coronavirus surged past 1,000 on Tuesday, as Beijing stepped up efforts to treat tens of thousands of sick people and the World Health Organization (WHO) urged the world to “fight this virus before it gets out of control”. Since the new type[…]
The number of deaths from China’s coronavirus outbreak has risen to 722 on Saturday, surpassing the death toll from the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) outbreak on the mainland and Hong Kong almost two decades ago. The total number of infections across China has now reached 34,546. The virus has[…]
China said on Monday that the death toll from a deadly outbreak of Coronavirus jumped to 80 as the hard-hit province of Hubei announced 24 new fatalities, as it expanded measures to keep people at home during what is usually the country’s biggest holiday season. Total confirmed cases nationwide rose[…]
Clashes at a jail in western Venezuela killed at least 25 inmates and wounded 20 police on Friday, an NGO that defends prisoner rights said. The clashes broke out when police special forces (FAES) attempted to rescue visitors who had been taken hostage on Thursday by the “pran” – the[…]
Authorities in Sri Lanka have lowered the death toll in a spate of Easter bombings by more than 100, saying the difficulty in identifying body parts at blast scenes led to the earlier inaccurate number. The new number of people killed was 253, down from an earlier total of 359, the health[…]
An explosion at a leaking oil pipeline has killed at least 21 people and injured 71 in central Mexico. Local residents were scrambling to steal some of the leaking oil when they were engulfed in flames, said Hidalgo state governor Omar Fayad. Dozens of people have been taken to hospitals[…]
The death toll among mentally-ill patients in Gauteng has continued to rise with the latest figure passing 100. That’s according to the Health Ombudsman, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, who is briefing a joint Committee on Health from Parliament and the National Council of Provinces (NCOP). The mentally-ill patients were transferred from[…]
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