As we await the first million vaccines to arrive in the country, as outlined by Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize, there is still the prospect of a high rate of new daily infections for COVID-19 in South Africa. In recent days it has slowed down slightly, but still remains high, with the past 24 hours seeing 12 267 cases according to the latest report from the National Department of Health.
Hopefully this decrease is down to the fact that the country still remains under adjusted level 3 lockdown, and the rising death toll is forcing many to take the pandemic more seriously.
We should find that out in the coming weeks, but for now the total number of infections to date sits at 1 337 926, with over 7.61 million tests having been conducted, as well as 1 089 441 recoveries also being recorded.
The recovery rate sits at 82.1 percent as a result, which shows things on an increase compared to the previous week.
Unfortunately though, 254 new fatalities have also been recorded, The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in South Africa has increased to 37 105 as a result.
The full breakdown of COVID-19 in South Africa is as follows:
|Provinces||Confirmed Cases||Recoveries||Active cases||Deaths|
|Western Cape||257 235||207 666||49 569||9 132|
|Eastern Cape||186 771||169 937||16 834||9 444|
|Northern Cape||29 558||24 593||2 859||496|
|Free State||70 511||57 985||12 526||2 462|
|KwaZulu-Natal||279 974||209 640||70 334||6 318|
|North West||51 380||36 945||14 435||783|
|Mpumalanga||53 409||44 096||9 313||785|
|Gauteng||361 881||309 572||52 309||6 946|
|Limpopo||47 207||38 007||9 200||739|
|TOTAL||1 337 926||1 098 441||239 485||37 105|
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:
- Dr Zweli Mkhize on Twitter
- COVID-19 Connect on WhatsApp – add 0600 123 456 as a contact and say “Hi”.
- World Health Organisation
- SA Coronavirus website
- SA Government
- SA Presidency