COVID-19 in South Africa: 8th September

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Loadshedding is still a reality for South Africans today, with it set to begin from 16:00 until 22:00 this evening. Another reality is COVID-19 in South Africa, but the latest statistics revealed by the National Department of Health (NDoH) makes for interesting reading.

More specifically it is the fact that only 854 new cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours. It is a surprisingly low figure, and one of the lowest we’ve seen in quite some time, with the average over the past couple of weeks being between 1 500 and 2 500.

It remains to be seen why so few new cases have been recorded, as is any theories that the infection rate for COVID-19 in South Africa is about to take a significant fall. As such, the statistics over the next couple of days should prove interesting, as we continue to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

Looking at the total number of cases for the country to date, they are currently sitting at 639 362, with 566 555 recoveries reported too. This translates to a recovery rate of 88.61 percent, which remains one of the aspects that the NDoH continues to highlight throughout lockdown.

As for the number of fatalities in the country, it now sits at 15 004, after 115 more deaths have been reported during the past day.

The full breakdown of COVID-19 in South Africa is as follows:

Province Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 107 244 99 176 8 068 3 974
Eastern Cape 86 868 82 842 4 026 2 998
Northern Cape 12 085 8 933 2 859 145
Free State 39 986 27 129 12 857 792
KwaZulu-Natal 114 904 102 318 12 586 2 319
North West 26 294 21 530 4 764 285
Mpumalanga 25 125 23 766 1 359 416
Gauteng 213 087 187 987 25 100 3 818
Limpopo 13 769 12 874 895 257
Unknown 0
TOTAL 639 362 566 555 72 807 15 004

As always, in order to stay up to date with the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa and abroad, we advise the following materials and platforms:

[Image – Photo by Vera Davidova on Unsplash]

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