COVID-19 in South Africa: 24th June 2021

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The latest report from the National Department of Health (NDoH) on COVID-19 in South Africa makes for grim reading. This as 17 439 new cases have been recorded over the past 24 hours, along with 166 new fatalities. With the country in the midst of a third wave of infections, it looks like a harder lockdown is all but certain at this stage.

At the time of writing, however, we remain at alert level 3. That said, the adjustment in lockdown level has had little effect on the figures for the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa so far.

Looking at the other key statistics in the report, the total number of infections has now climbed to 1 861 065, with over 12.7 million tests having been conducted to date. The recovery rate has consequently dropped to 89.8 percent, with 1 671 391 recoveries reported so far.

As for the aforementioned new fatalities, the newly recorded numbers pushes the death toll related to COVID-19 in South Africa to 59 258.

Lastly, the vaccine rollout continues to move at a slow pace, with the five million vaccination goal set out by the NDoH far off target. Here, the latest report as of 23:59 on 22nd June says 2 312 873 vaccines have been administered to date, with 1 833 105 of these being the first dose of Pfizer vaccine and requiring a second dose before inoculation can be established.

The slow pace does not bode well for teachers, who began receiving vaccines yesterday. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has also been unrealistic with its vaccination targets and hopes to reach every teacher by the end of next week. Given how the rollout has gone so far, that does not seem feasible at this stage.

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

Provinces Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 311 648 286 783 12 717 12 148
Eastern Cape 203 709 188 430 3 484 11 795
Northern Cape 57 467 48 769 7 365 1 333
Free State 111 401 96 303 10 386 4 712
KwaZulu-Natal 348 604 327 496 10 478 10 630
North West 88 833 75 632 10 993 2 208
Mpumalanga 90 094 84 514 4 082 1 498
Gauteng 578 488 498 488 67 618 12 382
Limpopo 70 821 64 976 3 293 2 552
Unknown 0
TOTAL 1 861 065 1 671 391 130 416 59 258

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 Mika Baumeister on Unsplash]

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