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163,728,900
Confirmed
Updated on May 17, 2021 8:06 am
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143,369,331
Recovered
Updated on May 17, 2021 8:06 am
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3,393,648
Deaths
Updated on May 17, 2021 8:06 am

Global Statistics

All countries
163,728,900
Confirmed
Updated on May 17, 2021 8:06 am
All countries
143,369,331
Recovered
Updated on May 17, 2021 8:06 am
All countries
3,393,648
Deaths
Updated on May 17, 2021 8:06 am
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City of Cape Town urges people to leave Kataza the baboon alone

Kataza the baboon. Facebook / Baboon Matters The City of Cape Town has asked the public not to feed a baboon that has relocated to Tokai. The baboon, known as Kataza or SK11, is slowly being integrated into the Tokai troop. Video footage, however, shows humans feeding Kataza. The City of Cape Town has requested that Kataza…

42 people in court for R56m police vehicle branding scam

Forty-two people have been implicated in a police car branding scam. Forty-two people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a police vehicle branding scam. They face a range of charges including corruption, fraud, money laundering, theft and perjury.Of these, 22 are serving police members.Forty-two people are set to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on…

73 more people with COVID-19 in St. Louis County — a single-day record

St. Louis County recorded its all-time high of new COVID-19 diagnoses on Friday with 73 people who have recently tested positive. Previously, the most cases the county recorded in a single day was 50, on Friday, Sept. 18. The uptick is unrelated to the new COVID-19 saliva testing site at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center,…

People in Cape Verde evolved better malaria resistance in 550 years

Humans 22 September 2020 By Michael Le Page The human population of Santiago Island is evolving rapidlyPeter Adams/Getty Images Yes, we are still evolving. And one of the strongest examples of recent evolution in people has been found on the Cape Verde islands in the Atlantic, where a gene variant conferring a form of malaria…

People who wear eyeglasses FIVE TIMES less likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 than general public

Wearing eyeglasses daily may reduce the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus, a new study suggests. Researchers from China found that COVID-19 patients were five times less likely to have frames than the general population. The team, from The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, says they believe this is because ACE-2 receptors, which the virus latches…

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City of Cape Town urges people to leave Kataza the baboon alone

Kataza the baboon. Facebook / Baboon Matters The City of Cape Town has asked the public not to feed a baboon that has relocated to Tokai. The baboon, known as Kataza or SK11, is slowly being integrated into the Tokai troop. Video footage, however, shows humans feeding Kataza. The City of Cape Town has requested that Kataza…

Rassie: There are various benefits for SA rugby to go north

As SA Rugby moves to determine which franchises will go to Europe in future, Rassie Erasmus has noted several potential benefits for the local game should that route be followed.The national director of rugby believes the high world rankings of Wales, Ireland and Scotland mean PRO Rugby is competitive and that fans will eventually identify…

A Once-in-a-Century Climate ‘Anomaly’ Might Have Made World War I Even Deadlier

(John Finney Photography/Moment/Getty Images) An abnormally bad season of weather may have had a significant impact on the death toll from both World War I and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, according to new research, with many more lives being lost due to torrential rain and plummeting temperatures. Through a detailed analysis of an ice…