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One more member of the Pakistan cricket team has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, New Zealand's Ministry of Health said on Saturday, taking the tally of infections within the touring party to seven.
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There are 3 069 more people who contracted coronavirus in South Africa, which pushes the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases to 778571. Meanwhile, 88 more people succumbed to the respiratory disease, which brings the deaths to 21 289. Of the latest fatalities, 33 were recorded in the Eastern Cape, 25 in Free State, 18 in the Western Cape, five in Gauteng and Limpopo, and two in KwaZulu-Natal. We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients, said Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, on Thursday. The Western Cape now has the highest number of active cases at 9092, followed by the Eastern Cape with 8909, Free State 6485 and KwaZulu-Natal 6167. The Northern Cape has 2728 active cases, the North West 1057, Mpumalanga 435 and Limpopo 316. Meanwhile, Gauteng is still reconciling its figure, as per the national Health Departments request. Officials from the Gauteng province have indicated that they are giving urgent attention to the issue of data reconciliation. In addition, we have deployed a team to assist them to resolve the issueexpediently, Mkhize said. The country has conducted 5 383 078 tests to date, of which 28010 were performed since the last report. The World Health Organisation is reporting 60074 174 confirmed global cases of COVID-19, including 1416 292 deaths.
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday evening that he will not take a coronavirus vaccine, the latest in a series of statements he has made expressing skepticism toward coronavirus vaccination programs.
South Korea's intelligence agency foiled North Korean attempts to hack into South Korean companies developing coronavirus vaccines, lawmakers said on Friday.
The English top flight follows Germany's Bundesliga and La Liga in Spain in rebooting their seasons after the coronavirus lockdown, aiming to cram 92 games into six weeks of breathless action.
Women's marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei said on Thursday she was gearing up for New Delhi's half-marathon on Sunday, dismissing fears around the novel coronavirus outbreak and polluted air in the capital city.
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