COVID-19 in South Africa: 4th November

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It is the 4th of November, and by the end of the day we should know who the next President of the United States will be. Closer to home, however, we still have the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa to contend with.

According to the latest numbers from the National Department of Health (NDoH), the total amount of infections for the country to date has risen to 728 836, with 1 241 new cases being reported over the past 24 hours.

There have also been more than 4.86 million tests conducted, according to the NDoH, with 659 249 recoveries being reported too.

As has been the case for several weeks now, the recovery rate remains at 90 percent, and whether this figure will play a central role in determining when South Africa will move out of lockdown, remains to be seen.

Unfortunately 74 new fatalities have been reported as well, with the figure for the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 now sitting at 19 539 for South Africa.

The NDoH confirms that of the new 74 fatalities, 35 are from the Eastern Cape, six from the Free State, eight from Gauteng, six from KwaZulu-Natal, eight from the Northern Cape, and 11 from the Western Cape.

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

Provinces Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 117 728 109 078 8 650 4 380
Eastern Cape 97 997 90 919 7 078 3 762
Northern Cape 22 062 18 292 2 859 283
Free State 57 263 43 902 13 361 1 528
KwaZulu-Natal 123 387 113 036 10 351 3 232
North West 33 562 29 652 3 910 452
Mpumalanga 29 936 28 719 1 217 606
Gauteng 229 220 208 988 20 232 4 836
Limpopo 17 681 16 663 1 018 460
Unknown 0
TOTAL 728 836 659 249 69 587 19 539

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:

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