COVID-19 in South Africa: 7th June 2021

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The daily number of infections for COVID-19 in South Africa continue to rise. While the entire country is not in the midst of a third wave, a handful of provinces have begun to see a significant spike in cases and fatalities.

Consequently, the latest report from the National Department of Health (NDoH) confirms that 5 074 new cases have been reported over the past 24 hours, which is nearly double the number of infections we normally see after a weekend.

The result sees the total number of infections recorded in SA to date climb to 1 696 564, with over 11.87 million tests having been conducted so far.

As for phase two of the Sisonke Protocol vaccine rollout, 1 343 433 vaccines have been administered to date, with 863 665 of these being the first dose of Pfizer vaccine and requiring citizens to receive a second jab 42 days after the first.

As such, the desired population immunity is still some ways off from becoming a reality, which means adherence to lockdown regulations is more important than ever.

Looking at the other key figures in the latest report, the recovery rate has dropped again slightly to 93 percent, with 1 578 033 recoveries recorded to date by the NDoH. Unfortunately the department has also recorded 45 new fatalities over the past 24 hours. Of the new 45, the Free State accounts for 16, the Northern Cape has 15 and Gauteng contributes seven.

This sees the death toll related to COVID-19 in South Africa increase to 56 974.

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

Provinces Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 296 402 279 935 1 996 11 863
Eastern Cape 198 695 185 880 210 11 672
Northern Cape 52 832 42 421 3 554 1 162
Free State 104 073 90 502 2 398 4 452
KwaZulu-Natal 341 023 325 295 5 041 10 534
North West 78 836 69 693 2 881 1 949
Mpumalanga 83 933 80 596 991 1 459
Gauteng 474 484 441 008 3 231 11 411
Limpopo 66 286 62 703 295 2 472
Unknown 0
TOTAL 1 696 564 1 578 033 20 597 56 974

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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