COVID-19 in South Africa: 9th July 2021

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As we get ready for the weekend, the National Department of Health (NDoH) has recorded yet another concerning batch of statistics regarding COVID-19 in South Africa over the past 24 hours. This as 22 910 cases and 460 fatalities have been recorded as the delta variant of the virus continues to wreck havoc during this third wave of infections.

It therefore does not bode well come 11th July, when President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation once again after the two weeks of adjusted level 4 lockdown was earmarked to end.

Over the past few days, instead of flattening the curve on COVID-19, the situation has gotten worse.

That said, the department appears to be patting itself on the back for surpassing the four million mark in terms of the vaccine rollout. While ramping up efforts is good, it should be noted that the NDoH initially targeted five million people by the end of June, so we are well behind the pace in terms of reaching population immunity.

As for the rest of the figures in the report, the total number of cases for COVID-19 in South Africa has since climbed to 2 135 246, while the death toll has reached 63 499. The recovery rate is now 87.2 percent and over 13.69 million tests have been conducted to date.

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

Provinces Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 340 496 303 168 24 512 12 816
Eastern Cape 211 852 194 258 5 556 12 038
Northern Cape 61 044 54 634 4 967 1 443
Free State 118 595 100 615 12 639 5 341
KwaZulu-Natal 365 442 336 956 17 655 10 831
North West 106 251 83 229 20 487 2 535
Mpumalanga 103 031 92 175 9 321 1 535
Gauteng 741 164 624 174 102 857 14 133
Limpopo 87 371 73 691 10 853 2 827
Unknown 0
TOTAL 2 135 246 1 862 900 208 847 63 499

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 Steward Masweneng on Unsplash]

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