South Africa coronavirus cases surpass 500,000: Live updates

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South Africa has surpassed 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, representing more than 50 percent of all reported coronavirus infections in Africa’s 54 countries. It also reported more than 8,000 deaths.


Mexico has racked up a record number of new confirmed coronavirus infections, registering more than 9,000 daily cases for the first time and passing the previous peak for the second day running. 


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


More than 17.75 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus. Almost 10.48 million patients have recovered and more than 682,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Here are the latest updates:
Sunday, August 2
01:40 GMT – Mainland China reports 49 new coronavirus cases, including 30 in Xinjiang
China has reported 49 cases of the new coronavirus in the mainland as of the end of August 1, up from 45 cases a day earlier, Reuters news agency reported on Sunday quoting the health commission.
Of the new infections, 30 were in the far western region of Xinjiang, three were in the northeastern province of Liaoning, and the remaining 16 were imported cases, according to …

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