Coronavirus live news: Bolivia president tests positive amid record rise in South Africa cases

Coronavirus live news: Bolivia president tests positive amid record rise in South Africa casesJuly 10, 2020

Covid-19 outbreak accelerates across Africa; Venezuelan Socialist Party boss also tests positive; Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ‘in good health’. Follow the latest updates:

  • South Africa warns of coronavirus ‘storm’ as outbreak accelerates across continent
  • Bolivian interim president and Venezuelan Socialist Party boss test positive
  • WHO says coronavirus pandemic still accelerating
  • Trudeau and Trump’s responses see wildly different results

South Africa has confirmed a record 24-hour case increase of 13,674.

Africa’s most developed country is now a hot spot in the global pandemic with 238,339 total confirmed cases.

Related: South Africa warns of coronavirus ‘storm’ as outbreak accelerates across continent

Here is more on those two top politicians in Latin America testing positive for coronavirus:Venezuela’s second-most powerful man and Bolivia’s interim president have both announced they have tested positive for Covid-19 – the latest top Latin American politicians to fall victim to a pandemic that has claimed more than 120,000 lives in the region.

Diosdado Cabello, Venezuela’s number two official, announced his diagnosis on social media on Thursday evening and said he was in self-isolation.

“We will prevail!!” the highly-influential Chavista tweeted:

Queridos compañeros y compañeras cumplo con informar q luego de realizarme las pruebas correspondientes he resultado positivo en Covid 19, desde ya me encuentro aislado cumpliendo el tratamiento indicado, gracias por sus buenos deseos, con la moral en alto. Nosotros Venceremos!!

He dado positivo a Covid19, estoy bien, trabajaré desde mi aislamiento. Juntos, vamos a salir adelante. pic.twitter.com/oA4YVYlZFa

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