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:
- National Institute for Communicable Diseases
- Department of Health
- The World Health Organisation
- South African Government
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:
South Africa was closing in on the 5 000 positive COVID-19 cases mark as of yesterday evening.
There are 4 996 positive cases with 93 death relating to the illness. The good news is that the number of cases in the Western Cape has dipped substantially since yesterday.
Gauteng – 1 337
Western Cape – 919
Eastern Cape – 616
Free State – 113
Limpopo – 31
North West – 29
Mpumalanga – 24
Northern Cape – 17
For some strange reason KwaZulu-Natal did not feature in the Department of Health’s reporting on Tuesday.
In somewhat better news, there have been 2 073 recoveries according to the Department of Health.
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:
- Dr Zweli Mkhize on Twitter
- COVID-19 Connect on WhatsApp – add 0600 123 456 as a contact and say “Hi”.
- World Health Organisation
- SA Coronavirus website
- SA Government
- SA Presidency