This past weekend marked a few grim milestones in the number of Covid19 cases around the globe.
The United States has passed 5 million confirmed cases, while Brazil has now topped 100,00 reported deaths linked to the coronavirus, putting it to number two after the U.S.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro’s government has been heavily criticized for its laissez-faire approach to curbing the virus.
In New Zealand, things are mostly back to normal in the pandemic-free country. It has now gone 100 days without a single domestic case of the coronavirus, but the government is warning its citizens to stay vigilant and not succumb to “Covid fatigue.”
Australia, however, has reported its deadliest day so far with 313 coronavirus-related deaths during the outbreak, and 21,397 cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
In Europe, major countries including Italy and the U.K. are with reopening schools next month.
France will require people to wear masks in the busiest sections of its large cities starting today.
The continent of Africa hit One Million confirmed cases last week
Some health experts believe that the true number of COVID-19 cases among African countries is higher than that figure due to a lack of testing, and fear that undetected cases could overload some of the world’s weakest health systems, according to AP.
African countries in total have reported 22,070 deaths from the virus as of August 6.
Canada as of July 28, 2020, has recorded approximately 115,000 confirmed cases, over 100,100 recoveries and 8,900 deaths.