It is now one month to go until the country reaches the divisive milestone of one year under some form of lockdown as a result of COVID-19 in South Africa.
While that is a disheartening fact, the government has urged South Africans to remain vigilant in stopping the spread of the coronavirus as it continues to try to secure the necessary vaccine batches to move forward with rollouts.
Looking at the latest figures for COVID-19 in South Africa from the National Department of Health (NDoH), the number of new daily infections has returned to the normal rate we’ve seen over the past couple of weeks, with the week’s earlier under 1k numbers now a distant memory.
To that end 1 676 new cases have been reported over the past 24 hours, as the total number of infections to date climbs to 1 509 124. The number of recoveries currently sits at 1 424 401, which keeps the recovery rate at a steady 94 percent.
We also know that 52 647 vaccines have been administered to date, which is a figure we truly need to see ramp up in the coming weeks.
Unfortunately 144 new fatalities have also been recorded, pushing the death toll to date to 49 667.
The full breakdown of COVID-19 in South Africa is as follows:
|Provinces||Confirmed Cases||Recoveries||Active cases||Deaths|
|Western Cape||277 006||259 516||17 490||11 115|
|Eastern Cape||193 815||182 152||11 663||11 276|
|Northern Cape||33 792||30 793||2 859||666|
|Free State||79 787||69 949||9 838||3 220|
|KwaZulu-Natal||328 122||309 113||19 009||9 549|
|North West||60 631||56 260||4 371||1 167|
|Mpumalanga||70 662||68 021||2 641||1 251|
|Gauteng||403 528||389 755||13 773||9 561|
|Limpopo||61 781||58 842||2 939||1 862|
|TOTAL||1 509 124||1 424 401||84 723||49 667|
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