COVID-19 Alert! South Africa’s President Ramaphosa Quarantined, Global Deaths Hit 1168,076

COVID-19 Alert! South Africa’s President Ramaphosa Quarantined, Global Deaths Hit 1168,076

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By Spy Uganda Correspondent

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has gone into quarantine after a guest at a dinner he attended at the weekend tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to the presidential office.

Ramaphosa’s office released a statement on Wednesday saying that the “the President attended a fundraising dinner of the Adopt-a-School Foundation” on Saturday.

One of the dinner guests showed Covid-19 symptoms the following day and received a positive result on Tuesday, according to the statement.

“The President is showing no symptoms at this time and will, in line with COVID-19 health advice, be tested should symptoms manifest,” the statement said. “The President will perform his duties remotely and will observe the guidelines that apply to self-quarantine.”

South Africa has reported a total of 717,851 coronavirus cases and 19,053 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. The country’s daily new cases peaked in July, with multiple days reporting more than 10,000 new infections, but have dropped since August.

Meanwhile, Uganda has also registered 146 new cases from results of COVID-19 tested on October 27, 2020 bringing the cumulative confirmed cases to 11,767 and 7,461 recoveries.

The breakdown of the new cases are: 146 contacts and alerts : Kampala (74), Kiryandongo (16), Gulu (11), Sironko (11), Mbale (7), Tororo (5), Wakiso (5), Busia (7), Soroti (3), Isingiro (2), Kabale (1), Kasese (1), Luwero (1) and Mukono (2).

Since 31 December 2019 and as of 28 October 2020, 44 052 388 cases of COVID-19 have been reported, including 1 168 076 deaths.

Cases have been reported from:

Africa: 1 738 382 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are South Africa (717 851), Morocco (203 733), Egypt (106 877), Ethiopia (94 218) and Nigeria (62 224).

Asia: 13 198 280 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are India (7 990 322), Iran (581 824), Iraq (459 908), Bangladesh (401 586) and Indonesia (396 454).

America: 20 069 815 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are United States (8 779 653), Brazil (5 439 641), Argentina (1 116 596), Colombia (1 033 218) and Mexico (901 268).

Europe: 9 004 413 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Russia (1 547 774), France (1 198 695), Spain (1 116 738), United Kingdom (917 575) and Italy (564 778).

Oceania: 40 802 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Australia (27 541), French Polynesia (6 493), Guam (4 432), New Zealand (1 587) and Papua New Guinea (588).

Other: 696 cases have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.

Region Places reporting cases Sum of Cases Sum of Deaths Confirmed cases in the last 14 days
Africa Algeria 56706 1931 3307
Angola 9644 270 3156
Benin 2557 41 146
Botswana 6283 21 1244
Burkina_Faso 2466 67 161
Burundi 558 1 29
Cameroon 21793 426 460
Cape_Verde 8472 94 1218
Central_African_Republic 4863 62 8
Chad 1460 96 139
Comoros 517 7 21
Congo 5253 92 97
Cote_dIvoire 20488 122 305
Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo 11190 304 319
Djibouti 5544 61 116
Egypt 106877 6222 2090
Equatorial_Guinea 5083 83 17
Eritrea 461 0 47
Eswatini 5875 116 179
Ethiopia 94218 1445 8500
Gabon 8937 54 77
Gambia 3665 119 29
Ghana 47775 316 649
Guinea 11819 71 685
Guinea_Bissau 2403 41 18
Kenya 50833 934 8896
Lesotho 1947 43 142
Liberia 1419 82 48
Libya 57975 812 12990
Madagascar 16968 244 214
Malawi 5897 183 70
Mali 3515 136 219
Mauritania 7677 163 123
Mauritius 439 10 32
Morocco 203733 3445 46787
Mozambique 12273 89 2015
Namibia 12729 133 729
Niger 1218 69 15
Nigeria 62224 1135 1569
Rwanda 5084 35 176
Sao_Tome_and_Principe 941 15 12
Senegal 15571 322 264
Seychelles 153 0 5
Sierra_Leone 2350 74 41
Somalia 3941 104 77
South_Africa 717851 19053 23314
South_Sudan 2890 56 92
Sudan 13765 837 74
Togo 2229 54 257
Tunisia 52399 983 19843
Uganda 11621 103 1676
United_Republic_of_Tanzania 509 21 0
Western_Sahara 766 1 0
Zambia 16243 348 656
Zimbabwe 8315 242 279
America Anguilla 3 0 0
Antigua_and_Barbuda 124 3 13
Argentina 1116596 29730 199574
Aruba 4420 36 191
Bahamas 6502 132 1339
Barbados 233 7 23
Belize 3232 51 647
Bermuda 194 9 9
Bolivia 141124 8672 2202
Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba 150 3 0
Brazil 5439641 157946 326013
British_Virgin_Islands 72 1 1
Canada 222887 10001 36006
Cayman_Islands 239 1 18
Chile 504525 14026 20245
Colombia 1033218 30565 109120
Costa_Rica 105322 1329 15084
Cuba 6678 128 661
Curaçao 873 1 254
Dominica 38 0 6
Dominican_Republic 125008 2226 6000
Ecuador 163192 12588 15021
El_Salvador 32925 962 2445
Falkland_Islands_(Malvinas) 13 0 0
Greenland 17 0 1
Grenada 28 0 3
Guatemala 105571 3665 7191
Guyana 4061 119 496
Haiti 9026 232 139
Honduras 94623 2639 9771
Jamaica 8787 196 877
Mexico 901268 89814 58651
Montserrat 13 1 0
Nicaragua 5514 156 161
Panama 130422 2650 9126
Paraguay 60557 1327 9360
Peru 892497 34257 38523
Puerto_Rico 63497 808 8957
Saint_Kitts_and_Nevis 19 0 0
Saint_Lucia 63 0 34
Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines 74 0 10
Sint_Maarten 789 22 70
Suriname 5187 111 115
Trinidad_and_Tobago 5568 106 441
Turks_and_Caicos_islands 703 6 7
United_States_of_America 8779653 226723 922939
United_States_Virgin_Islands 1353 21 25
Uruguay 2916 54 579
Venezuela 90400 780 6009
Asia Afghanistan 41145 1529 1151
Bahrain 80533 316 4261
Bangladesh 401586 5838 20311
Bhutan 345 0 32
Brunei_Darussalam 148 3 2
Cambodia 290 0 7
China 91217 4739 359
India 7990322 120010 750933
Indonesia 396454 13512 55832
Iran 581824 33299 73435
Iraq 459908 10724 50550
Israel 312024 2483 14750
Japan 98116 1730 7976
Jordan 58855 668 30728
Kazakhstan 148037 2221 3819
Kuwait 123092 756 10355
Kyrgyzstan 57276 1138 7075
Laos 24 0 1
Lebanon 73995 590 18126
Malaysia 28640 238 11760
Maldives 11567 37 574
Mongolia 340 0 20
Myanmar 47666 1147 17229
Nepal 160400 876 45042
Oman 113820 1203 6607
Pakistan 330200 6759 9737
Palestine 63164 528 6697
Philippines 373144 7053 28431
Qatar 131689 230 3284
Saudi_Arabia 345631 5329 5542
Singapore 57980 28 96
South_Korea 26146 461 1257
Sri_Lanka 8870 19 3832
Syria 5528 275 702
Taiwan 550 7 20
Tajikistan 10860 81 563
Thailand 3759 59 107
Timor_Leste 30 0 1
Turkey 366208 9950 27429
United_Arab_Emirates 127624 482 19016
Uzbekistan 66037 557 4178
Vietnam 1172 35 59
Yemen 2064 600 8
Europe Albania 19729 487 3977
Andorra 4410 72 1415
Armenia 82651 1243 24027
Austria 87746 1006 29984
Azerbaijan 51149 688 8768
Belarus 94609 965 10085
Belgium 347195 11038 150651
Bosnia_and_Herzegovina 41616 1104 10443
Bulgaria 42701 1161 16927
Croatia 38621 470 17628
Cyprus 3817 25 1770
Czechia 284033 2547 154286
Denmark 42157 709 9056
Estonia 4465 73 557
Faroe_Islands 494 0 17
Finland 15163 354 2664
France 1198695 35541 442223
Georgia 33858 253 21017
Germany 464239 10183 129654
Gibraltar 679 0 180
Greece 32752 593 9692
Guernsey 266 13 8
Holy_See 26 0 7
Hungary 65933 1578 25151
Iceland 4574 11 906
Ireland 58767 1890 14608
Isle_of_Man 352 24 6
Italy 564778 37700 199311
Jersey 560 32 77
Kosovo 18345 669 2000
Latvia 4893 63 2053
Liechtenstein 483 1 328
Lithuania 11362 141 4996
Luxembourg 14884 147 5044
Malta 5685 55 1748
Moldova 72460 1710 9185
Monaco 320 1 79
Montenegro 17091 275 2823
Netherlands 311532 7132 122870
North_Macedonia 27199 933 6006
Norway 18341 280 2702
Poland 280229 4615 144951
Portugal 124432 2371 35311
Romania 217216 6574 56755
Russia 1547774 26589 221596
San_Marino 852 42 100
Serbia 40880 798 5874
Slovakia 46056 176 25170
Slovenia 25603 192 16372
Spain 1116738 35298 220652
Sweden 115785 5918 14159
Switzerland 127042 1929 61316
Ukraine 355601 6590 85014
United_Kingdom 917575 45365 282655
Oceania Australia 27541 905 224
Fiji 33 2 1
French_Polynesia 6493 26 3304
Guam 4432 76 1166
New_Caledonia 27 0 0
New_Zealand 1587 25 69
Northern_Mariana_Islands 92 2 15
Papua_New_Guinea 588 7 13
Solomon_Islands 8 0 8
Wallis_and_Futuna 1 0 1
Other Cases_on_an_international_conveyance_Japan 696 7 0
Total 44052388 1168076 5813538

 

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