Global coronavirus infections pass 20 million

first_imgCanada and the United States make up the second hardest-hit region overall, having recorded 5,195,417 cases and 172,300 deaths, ahead of Asia (3,493,026 cases, 72,486 deaths), Europe (3,374,166 cases, 213,484 deaths) and the Middle East (1,257,417 cases, 30,363 deaths). Africa (1,057,730 infections, 23,582 deaths), which is the least-affected continent after Oceania (23,351, 346), has recorded more than half of its cases in South Africa. India is the country with the most new infections over the last week (402,287), ahead of the United States (376,471), which on Sunday passed the five million mark of officially reported cases. Brazil (301,745), Colombia (69,830) and Peru (49,174) are the next most affected nations. The figure for the number of infections reflects only a fraction of the actual number of cases, as many countries use the tests only for tracing or do not have sufficient resources to carry out widespread testing. The pace of the pandemic appears to be stabilizing across the world with an additional one million cases detected roughly every four days since mid-July.It took 94 days for one million infections to be registered, after the announcement of the first official case in China. Eighty-six days later, on 28 June, the 10 million barrier was broken. The number of known infections has since doubled in a month and a half. Latin America and the Caribbean, the hardest-hit region with 5,601,470 cases and 221,281 deaths, continues to experience rapid spread with 576,583 new infections reported in the last seven days. It is followed by Asia (495,663), Canada and the US (379,017), Europe (153,879), Africa (89,644), Middle East (74,588) and Oceania (3,372).  Topics :center_img More than 20 million coronavirus cases have been now been registered across the world, over half in the Americas, according to an AFP tally of official sources at 2215 GMT on Monday.At least 20,002,577 cases and 733,842 deaths have now been reported. More than four out of 10 coronavirus cases have been in the United States and Brazil, the two most affected countries in the world. While the US has logged 5,075,678 cases and 163,282 deaths, Brazil has recorded 3,057,470 infections and 101,752 deaths.last_img read more

This Sunnybank Hills home has stood the test of time

first_img34 Illinois St, Sunnybank Hills. Picture: Harder bought her home at 34 Illinois St, Sunnybank Hills, in 1982.At that point it was two years old and was a Colin Hayes-built house, one of several in the street.Mrs Harder said the builder was renowned for quality and the house had a large kitchen.It was the second home they had lived in within the suburb.“My favourite part of the house is the family room – it’s light and airy, and comfortable,” she said.“In the early days, I’d spend my days in there, working, looking after the grandchildren, with my husband helping out.“More recently, I’ve been able to sit back and relax with my little dog sitting beside me. The kitchen is also a favourite. It is big and bright with plenty of room to work. There’s been times when we’ve had four generations in my kitchen while I’ve been baking.”Mrs Harder said it had always been a friendly neighbourhood with people looking out for each other.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoHelen Mackintosh with her mother Doreen Harder at the Sunnybank Hills home set for auction. Picture: AAP/ Ric FrearsonIt was a quiet street, and handy to shops, transport and to the school next door.The three-bedroom house backs directly onto the Sunnybank Hills State School grounds.There is a patio at the front entrance and once you enter the front door it leads you through to a lounge and dining area which is airconditioned.The kitchen has been renovated and there is plenty of bench space and storage space. A main bathroom has also been renovated and there is an ensuite attached to the main bedroom.The family room has large feature windows and in the backyard is a paved gazebo area and a built-in tin shed.The home, which is listed through Ben Leong of LJ Hooker – Sunnybank Hills will be auctioned on site Saturday April 7 at 11.30am.last_img read more