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:
Lockdown level three day two and South Africans may be feeling the sting of a hangover following the first day that alcohol sales have been allowed since lockdown began in March.
With many more businesses being open and the roads getting busier, South Africans should expect the petrol price to increase by R1.18 cents at 00:01. The price of diesel will increase by 22 cents.
Sadly, deaths attributed to COVID-19 have now climbed to 705.
There are also a total of 1 674 new COVID-19 cases throughout South Africa.
The provincial data follows on below.
|Province||Confirmed Cases||Recoveries||Active cases||Deaths|
|Western Cape||22 567||11 431||11 136||525|
|Eastern Cape||4 111||2 123||1 988||82|
|KwaZulu-Natal||2 565||1 248||1 317||52|
|Gauteng||4 231||2 060||2 171||33|
|TOTAL||34 357||17 291||17 066||705|
As regards testing, 742 742 tests have been conducted to date. There were 17 617 tests conducted since Sunday’s report.
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:
- 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