Before we begin we’d like to take a moment to explain what is happening here.

“Why is a technology news website covering COVID-19 news,” is a question we’re bound to receive so we’re going to address it right here.

Regulations published by Stella Ndabeni-Abraham states that “all internet sites operating within .zaDNA top level domain name must have a landing page with a visible link to www.sacoronavirus.co.za”.

As we fall under that regulation, we are required to link to the Department of Health’s website but we’re taking that a step further.

Every morning and every afternoon we will publish an update regarding COVID-19 in South Africa. For the purpose of these updates we will refer solely to the following sources of information:

We understand that folks are doing amazing things with data-viz and there are comments from experts that can help, but our goal with these updates is to provide you, our reader, with accurate information from trusted sources. If the source is not reliable, it will not be linked here.

We will also be placing a banner on our home page which you can click at any time to be directed to www.sacoronavirus.co.za.

Our latest update follows on below:

It is the 11th day of South Africa’s nation-wide lockdown and we’re in for a shorter week this week thanks to Good Friday on 10th April.

As of 5th April, confirmed COVID-19 infections in South Africa sit at 1 655, an increase of 70 from Saturday’s figures.

Sadly the death toll has climbed to 11. The oldest death was a male aged 86 from KwaZulu-Natal, while a 46 year old female from the same province is the youngest to have died due to COVID-19 to date.

To date, the Department of Health has conducted 56 873 tests for COVID-19. Gauteng has the most positive tests for COVID-19 with the Western Cape following close behind.

Positive cases of COVID-19 in South Africa per province are outlined below.

  • Gauteng – 704
  • Western Cape – 454
  • KwaZulu-Natal – 246
  • Free State – 87
  • Eastern Cape – 31
  • Limpopo – 19
  • Mpumalanga – 18
  • North West – 11
  • Northern Cape – 8
  • Unallocated – 77

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: