Brazil detects 1st case of South Africa COVID-19 variant as deaths skyrocket

Brazil has recorded its first confirmed case of the highly contagious coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa, a fresh danger sign for a country already ravaged by the world’s worst … Read More

U.S. identifies first case of South Africa coronavirus variant

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A new variant of the coronavirus emerged Thursday in the United States, posing yet another public health challenge in a country already losing more than 3,000 … Read More

What the COVID-19 variant from South Africa means for pandemic, vaccines

Like all other viruses, COVID-19 continues to mutate. Fears are rising over the latest variant, this time discovered in South Africa. Read more: COVID-19 variant found in South Africa might … Read More

Data and demographics: Is the COVID-19 death rate lower in the developing world?

A report published in India in July revealed some worrying numbers on the prevalence of COVID-19 in some of Mumbai’s slums. It estimated that around 57 per cent of people … Read More

Coronavirus cases in South Africa top 500,000 but president says he’s hopeful

South Africa has surpassed 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, but President Cyril Ramaphosa said Sunday he sees “promising signs” that the rapid growth of cases has stabilized and that the country’s … Read More

South Africa reinstates ban on alcohol sales as coronavirus hospitalizations surge

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country will immediately return to a ban on the sale of alcohol to reduce the volume of trauma patients so that hospitals have … Read More

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