COVID-19 in South Africa: 28th May 2021

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Most of the country is bracing for a cold weekend as Winter has begun in earnest. While we try to stay warm, there is still COVID-19 in South Africa to consider. Added to that is the ever looming threat of loadshedding, with Eskom confirming that the grid has been put under strain this week as generation units falter.

As for the latest numbers on COVID-19 in South Africa, it looks as if the amount of new daily infections remains relatively high with 4 424 cases recorded over the past 24 hours according to the NDoH. This sees the total number of infections recorded in the country to date rise to 1 649 977 as over 11.49 million tests have been conducted so far.

The recovery rate has also fallen slightly as a result to 93.8 percent, with 1 548 092 recoveries being reported.

Looking at the Sisonke Protocol vaccine rollout, a total of 828 204 vaccines have been administered to date. It is, however, important to note that 348 436 of these are the first dose of two Pfizer vaccines, so the full extent of inoculated people in SA is unknown at this stage.

The final figures from the NDoH report to look at are fatalities, with 93 new deaths recorded in the past 24 hours. Gauteng accounts for the most of the new 93, with 42, followed by the Free State and Limpopo with 17 and 15 respectively. The result sees the death toll related to COVID-19 in South Africa increase to 56 170.

The full breakdown of COVID-19 in South Africa is as follows:

Provinces Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 292 601 277 632 1 996 11 789
Eastern Cape 197 462 185 045 210 11 657
Northern Cape 49 046 40 329 3 554 1 046
Free State 99 517 87 755 2 398 4 280
KwaZulu-Natal 339 376 324 656 5 041 10 500
North West 74 706 67 039 2 881 1 889
Mpumalanga 81 806 78 668 991 1 438
Gauteng 450 377 424 933 3 231 11 141
Limpopo 65 086 62 035 295 2 430
Unknown 0
TOTAL 1 649 977 1 548 092 20 597 56 170

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 Maskmedicare Shop on Unsplash]

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