At the beginning of the week we saw the number of new daily infections for COVID-19 in South Africa remain below the 10k mark, but that has changed over the past 24 hours, with the latest report from the National Department of Health (NDoH) confirming that 12 710 new cases have been recorded.
We were cautiously optimised a couple of days ago, with the lower infection rate potentially pointing to continued level 3 lockdown regulations working as designed, but that does not seem to be the case looking at the new figures.
As such the total number of infections for the country to date now sits at 1 369 426, with 1 160 412 recoveries also being recorded. This translates to a recovery rate of 84.7 percent, which is a slight increase from yesterday’s figure.
Unfortunately though, 566 new fatalities have been reported too, with the majority coming from KwaZulu-Natal with 218, as well as the Western Cape and Eastern Cape with 104 each. As a result, the number of deaths related to COVID-19 in South Africa has risen to 38 854.
The full breakdown of COVID-19 in South Africa is as follows:
|Provinces||Confirmed Cases||Recoveries||Active cases||Deaths|
|Western Cape||260 492||218 672||41 820||9 454|
|Eastern Cape||188 259||173 575||14 684||9 716|
|Northern Cape||30 119||25 348||2 859||519|
|Free State||71 734||59 757||11 977||2 539|
|KwaZulu-Natal||290 356||230 024||60 332||6 890|
|North West||52 316||37 640||14 676||808|
|Mpumalanga||56 063||46 935||9 128||814|
|Gauteng||370 264||327 569||42 695||7 137|
|Limpopo||49 823||40 892||8 931||977|
|TOTAL||1 369 426||1 160 412||209 014||38 854|
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