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:
Positive cases of COVID-19 in South Africa now sit at 17 200 as of 19th May 2020.
There have sadly been 767 new cases reported since 18th May 2020 and as many as 312 deaths.
In slightly better news there have been 7 960 recoveries and 488 609 tests to date.
The provincial breakdown is as follows:
|Province||Confirmed Cases||Recoveries||Active cases||Deaths|
|Western Cape||10 639||4 363||6 276||187|
|Eastern Cape||2 135||839||1 296||41|
|Gauteng||2 361||1 671||690||27|
On Tuesday evening, Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, announced that schools would reopen for Grade 7 and Grade 12 learners on 1st June.
You can find more details about the plans for the reopening of schools here.
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: