Pretoria: – The total number of Coronavirus deaths around the world, has reached near 350,000. The number of Coronavirus cases has crossed 5.6 million and the number of patients who have fully recovered from the disease is nearly 2.4 million. This pandemic has adversely affected industry, trade and employment all over the world. Whereas, even the biggest Gold mine in Africa, has been closed because of the pandemic.
For the second successive day, there has been a reduction in the number of deaths and an increase in the number of cases. In the last 24 hours, 3,100 patients succumbed to Coronavirus. Out of these 532 are from the United States, 588 from Europe and 807 are from Brazil. For the first time, the number of Coronavirus deaths reported from Brazil is more than the United States. So far, the pandemic has claimed 99,805 lives in the United States.
Although there is a decrease in the number of deaths due to Coronavirus, the number of new cases is rising rapidly. The total number of cases around the globe has reached 5,622,939 and in the last 24 hours, more than 90,000 new cases have been added to the count. As per the information given by the John Hopkins University, new case additions were 19,790 in the United States, 14,800 in Europe, 11,687 in Brazil and 8,915 in Russia. Africa, neglected since the last few days, reported 3,998 new cases in one day.
Meanwhile, the Coronavirus pandemic has affected Gold excavation. The biggest Gold mine, the Mponeng gold mine, in South Africa, has been closed. This decision to close the mine was taken after finding 164 workers, in the Anglogold Ashanti mine, infected with Coronavirus. The mine was already operating on 50% of the workforce, in view of the Coronavirus pandemic. It is claimed that there are 3.3 million ounces of gold deposits in this mine dug till four kilometres. Anglogold Ashanti is among the top three mines in the world, with highest Gold deposits.