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South Africa now has the 10th highest number of Covid-19 cases

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File picture: IANS.

Published Jul 12, 2020

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Tokyo - More than 12.75 million people around the world have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus

globally and 563 869​ have died, according to a Reuters tally. 

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Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and

territories since the first cases were identified in China in

December 2019.

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As of Saturday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa was 264 184, with 13,497 new cases identified, while the number of Covid-19-related deaths increased by 111, to 3971, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said.

South Africa now ranks 10th in the world in terms of Covid-19 infections, while the United States, Brazil and India make up the top three.

India, with a population of 1.3 billion, now has about 12 percent of the world's Covid-19 caseload - and this is expected to rise.

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The following table lists the top 50 countries by the number

of reported cases. 

Graphic by Reuters, based on statements from health ministries and government officials.

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IOL, Reuters & dpa

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