South Africa coronavirus instances surpass 500,000: Live updates

  • South Africa has surpassed 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 instances, representing greater than 50 p.c of all reported coronavirus infections in Africa’s 54 international locations. It additionally reported greater than 8,000 deaths.

  • Mexico has racked up a report variety of new confirmed coronavirus infections, registering greater than 9,000 day by day instances for the primary time and passing the earlier peak for the second day operating

  • Thousands of demonstrators have gathered in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to demand the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his dealing with of the coronavirus emergency, and the alleged corruption in his authorities.

  • More than 17.75 million individuals around the globe have been recognized with the brand new coronavirus. Almost 10.48 million sufferers have recovered and greater than 682,000 have died, in keeping with knowledge from Johns Hopkins University.

Here are the most recent updates:

Sunday, August 2

01:40 GMT – Mainland China stories 49 new coronavirus instances, together with 30 in Xinjiang

China has reported 49 instances of the brand new coronavirus within the mainland as of the tip of August 1, up from 45 instances a day earlier, Reuters information company reported on Sunday quoting the well being fee.

Of the brand new infections, 30 have been within the far western area of Xinjiang, three have been within the northeastern province of Liaoning, and the remaining 16 have been imported instances, in keeping with an announcement by the National Health Commission.

China reported 20 new asymptomatic instances, down from 23 a day earlier. As of the tip of Saturday, mainland China had 84,385 confirmed coronavirus instances, the well being authority mentioned. The COVID-19 demise toll remained at 4,634.

01:30 GMT – Italy’s day by day COVID-19 infections dip beneath 300

Italy’s day by day coronavirus infections has dipped beneath 300 instances for the primary time in three days, after a latest flurry of clusters all through the nation raised concern amongst well being consultants, in keeping with AP information company.

The Health Ministry says Italy registered 295 instances within the final 24 hours, elevating the whole to 247,832.

The ministry’s weekly report says there have been 123 clusters of an infection all through Italy within the earlier seven days.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Roberto Speranza ordered the railways to renew leaving empty seats so passengers could be not less than one meter (three ½ ft) aside throughout summer time travel.

With 5 extra deaths, the whole confirmed deaths in Italy reached greater than 35,000 as of the tip of Saturday.

01:04 GMT – Mexico stories new report of greater than 9,500 coronavirus instances

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With over 47,000 confirmed deaths, Mexico is already the third nation on the planet with essentially the most deaths because of the coronavirus pandemic [Jorge Núñez/EPA]

Mexico has racked up a report variety of new confirmed coronavirus infections, registering greater than 9,000 day by day instances for the primary time and passing the earlier peak for the second day operating, Reuters information company reported on Sunday quoting official knowledge.

Mexico’s well being ministry reported 9,556 new instances of coronavirus on Saturday, surging previous the report of 8,458 set on Friday. The ministry additionally logged 784 further fatalities, bringing the whole tally within the nation to 434,193 instances and 47,472 deaths.

The new report in instances got here a day after Mexico overtook Britain because the nation with the third-highest variety of deaths brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Mexico has struggled to comprise the virus, and has since late May been making an attempt to restart the financial system, which within the April-June interval contracted by greater than 17 p.c quarter-on-quarter.

00:47 GMT – High-ranking US Congress member assessments constructive of coronavirus

Congressman Raul Grijalva, a high-ranking member of the US Congress from the state of Arizona has introduced that he has the coronavirus.

The Democrat says he examined constructive for the coronavirus days after he sat shut to a different member, Texas Rep Louie Gohmert, who introduced a constructive check this week.

The 72-year-old Grivalva is not less than the 11th member of Congress identified to have examined constructive for the virus.

Gohmert, a Republican, has questioned using masks and sometimes walked across the Capitol with out one.

00:30 GMT – Greece confirms 110 new coronavirus instances

Greek authorities say there have been 110 new confirmed coronavirus instances previously 24 hours, the fourth-highest day by day determine and highest since April, in keeping with AP information company.

Authorities say 23 of the instances involved workers at a meat processing manufacturing unit within the northern metropolis of Kavala. Tests on all 140 workers are nonetheless ongoing. Another 10 instances concerned individuals who attended a marriage within the northern metropolis of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest.

Only 9 of the instances concerned incoming vacationers.

Greece has 4,587 complete confirmed instances and 206 deaths, with no deaths reported as if the tip of Saturday.

00:05 GMT – Vietnam stories 4 new COVID-19 instances; two are imported

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Vietnam has registered a complete of 590 instances and not less than three confirmed deaths [Luong Thai Linh/EPA]

Vietnam’s well being ministry has reported 4 new coronavirus instances, together with two regionally transmitted and two imported instances, in keeping with Reuters News Agency.

The Southeast Asian nation has registered a complete of 590 instances, of which 144 infections are linked to the latest outbreak within the coastal metropolis of Danang. Vietnam has recorded three deaths, the well being ministry mentioned in an announcement.

00:01 GMT – Thousands demand Netanyahu resignation as Israel PM

Thousands of demonstrators have gathered exterior the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and thronged the streets of central Jerusalem, as weeks of protests towards the Israeli chief seemed to be gaining steam.

The demonstration in central Jerusalem, together with smaller gatherings in Tel Aviv, near Netanyahu’s seashore home in central Israel and at dozens of busy intersections nationwide, was one of many largest turnouts in weeks of protests.

Israeli media estimated not less than 10,000 individuals demonstrated near the official residence in central Jerusalem.

Late on Saturday, hundreds marched by the streets in a loud however orderly rally. Demonstrators hoisted Israeli flags and blew loud horns as they marched. Many held posters that mentioned “Crime Minister” and “Bibi Go Home” or accused Netanyahu of being out of contact with the general public.

For months, hundreds of Israelis have taken to the streets, calling for Netanyahu to resign, protesting his dealing with of the nation’s coronavirus disaster and saying he mustn’t stay in workplace whereas on trial for corruption prices. Though Netanyahu has tried to minimize the protests, the twice-a-week gatherings present no indicators of slowing.


Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

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