COVID-19 in South Africa: 25th June 2021

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The number of new infections for COVID-19 in South Africa continue to be a concern with 16 079 infections recorded over the past 24 hours. With the country in the mist of a third wave of infections, it looks like a harder lockdown needs to happen. Still, at the time of writing, the Presidency has not confirm any such status.

Looking at the rest of the report from the National Department of Health (NDoH), another metric of concern is that of fatalities, with 148 new deaths recorded. This pushes the death toll related to COVID-19 in South Africa to 59 406.

As for the total number of infections recorded to date, these now sit at 1 887 143, as more than 12.76 million tests have been conducted to date. The recovery rate has also slipped slightly to 89.3 percent, with 1 675 827 recoveries recorded so far.

Shifting to the vaccine rollout, and the report accurate as of 17:00 on 24th June says 2 550 248 vaccines have been administered. With teachers now joining frontline healthcare workers and those over 60 in getting vaccines, some progress is being made, but the pace is still less than ideal and needs to be ramped up significantly.

If the country were to move to a hard lockdown, as was the case in late-March last year, it remains to be seen what impact this will have on rollout efforts.

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

Provinces Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 313 560 287 572 13 808 12 180
Eastern Cape 204 175 188 430 3 950 11 795
Northern Cape 57 758 49 010 7 404 1 344
Free State 111 953 96 534 10 664 4 755
KwaZulu-Natal 349 301 327 629 11 039 10 633
North West 89 980 75 632 12 140 2 208
Mpumalanga 90 716 84 602 4 609 1 505
Gauteng 588 009 500 987 74 588 12 434
Limpopo 71 691 65 431 3 708 2 552
Unknown 0
TOTAL 1 877 143 1 675 827 141 910 59 406

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:

 

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