As we reach the tail end of this week, the number of new cases for COVID-19 in South Africa has risen. This as 1 569 new infections have been recorded over the past 24 hours, nearly double that of the previous day. This seems to be a trend of late, as the number of infections rises the further into the week we get.
Either way it serves as a reminder that we are far from having COVID-19 in South Africa under control.
Looking at the latest report from the National Department of Health (NDoH), as a result of the new statistics, the total number of cases recorded for the country to date now sits at 1 569 935.
The department’s figures also show that over 10.41 million tests have been conducted so far, along with 1 495 864 recoveries being recorded too. The latter represents a recovery rate of 95 percent, which appears to be a number we are unable to increase at this stage given that it has remained at that level for the past few weeks.
Unfortunately 53 new fatalities have been reported over the past 24 hours as well. The majority come from the Eastern Cape, Free State and Gauteng, with 17, 11 and 8 respectively. The result sees the death toll related to COVID-19 in South Africa increase to 53 940.
The full breakdown of COVID-19 in South Africa is as follows:
|Provinces||Confirmed Cases||Recoveries||Active cases||Deaths|
|Western Cape||285 538||271 735||13 803||11 576|
|Eastern Cape||195 904||184 220||11 684||11 482|
|Northern Cape||38 442||34 169||2 859||880|
|Free State||86 438||80 336||6 102||3 803|
|KwaZulu-Natal||335 950||320 632||15 318||10 344|
|North West||66 211||61 756||4 455||1 666|
|Mpumalanga||77 296||74 924||2 372||1 389|
|Gauteng||420 482||406 992||13 490||10 544|
|Limpopo||63 674||61 100||2 574||2 256|
|TOTAL||1 569 935||1 495 864||74 071||53 940|
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