With 13,172 new cases reported on Thursday, South Africans are becoming increasingly worried about what the future may bring. The total cases recorded now stands at 324,221 with 4,669 deaths reported. Within the space of a month, South Africa has recorded 243,809 new cases from June 17th, when the country was at only 80,412. Two months ago the Department of Health reported 15,515 total cases, with 264 deaths. Parents and Unions alike have been demanding that schools be closed again while the Corona Command Council responded with a new set of regulations that hardly makes sense at all.
Globally, the United States of America remains the front runner with well over 3,5 million cases. The US also managed to shatter its previous daily record when reporting over 77,000 new cases on Thursday.
Globally, cases have reached nearly 14 million and currently, 591,793 deaths have been recorded. Experts have warned that it is too early to assume that the worst of the virus have passed. With some countries still recording sharp daily increases in infections, the death rate could still rise dramatically going into the second half of July and into August.
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