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COVID-19 in South Africa: 12th July 2021

Last night President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation with regard to COVID-19 in South Africa. Over the past 14 days, the country was under adjusted alert level 4 lockdown as we sought to fight the spread of the virus during the third wave. Unfortunately the higher level of lockdown did not have the desired result, prompting the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) to extend level 4 lockdown a further 14 days until 25th July.

Given the havoc that the delta variant of the virus has wrought up until now, it remains to be seen how the longer state of level 4 lockdown will impact the current rate of infections and deaths.

Looking at the latest report from the National Department of Health (NDoH), 16 302 new cases have been recorded over the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of infections reported to date to 2 195 599. The recovery rate is currently 87.6 percent as over 13.91 million tests have been conducted so far.

As for the vaccine rollout, the figures as of 17:00 on 11th July, 4 236 718 vaccines have been administered to date. During his address, the president noted that more efforts have been made with the Sisonke Protocol and in the coming months more sources have been identified for vaccines to enter the country and ramp up the inoculation of citizens.

To date it has remained slow, so we hope headway is made.

Unfortunately, 151 new fatalities have been recorded over the past 24 hours, with the death toll related to COVID-19 in South Africa rising to 64 289.

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

Provinces Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 348 159 307 262 27 857 13 040
Eastern Cape 213 832 196 118 5 623 12 091
Northern Cape 61 806 55 236 5 121 1 449
Free State 120 073 102 540 12 116 5 417
KwaZulu-Natal 370 496 337 743 21 876 10 877
North West 110 058 83 229 24 245 2 584
Mpumalanga 106 583 95 744 9 300 1 539
Gauteng 772 196 666 709 91 022 14 465
Limpopo 92 396 78 020 11 549 2 827
Unknown 0
TOTAL 2 195 599 1 922 601 208 709 64 289

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 Makarios Tang on Unsplash]

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