COVID-19 in South Africa: 14th December

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This week many South Africans will be looking to call an end to work this year, as things usually prepare to wind down, but in a pandemic year, the threat of a second wave of infections for COVID-19 in South Africa looms large.

This as the number of new daily infections continues to remain high, with 7 999 new cases reported over the past 24 hours, according to the latest statistics from the National Department of Health (NDoH).

As a result, the total number of infections for the country to date now sits at 860 964, with 761 011 recoveries also being reported. This translates to a recovery rate of 88 percent, which sees the figure drop from its 92 percent mark only two weeks ago.

Along with a drop in the recovery rate, 170 new fatalities have unfortunately been recorded too. The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in South Africa now sits at 23 276. Of the new 170, the Eastern Cape and Western Cape account for the largest numbers once again, at 94 and 54 respectively.

The full breakdown of COVID-19 in South Africa, sans updated recoveries and active cases, is as follows:

Provinces Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 154 851 125 700 29 151 5 097
Eastern Cape 148 528 126 748 21 780 5 493
Northern Cape 23 732 21 196 2 859 352
Free State 59 818 53 068 6 750 2 069
KwaZulu-Natal 141 372 120 207 21 165 3 457
North West 35 703 33 918 1 785 566
Mpumalanga 32 297 31 007 1 290 617
Gauteng 245 360 231 009 14 351 5 111
Limpopo 19 303 18 158 1 145 514
Unknown 0
TOTAL 860 964 761 011 99 953 23 276

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 Jon Tyson on Unsplash]

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