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.
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:
The 15th day of level three lockdown has dawned after a particularly icy weekend.
There was also a massive spike in COVID-19 cases across the country at the weekend with 4 302 new cases between Saturday and Sunday.
As of 14th June, there have been 70 038 COVID-19 cases in South Africa. Sadly there have been a total of 1 480 deaths bring the mortality rate for the disease to 2.1 percent.
On a slightly lighter note, there have been a total of 38 531 recoveries from COVID-19 which puts the recovery rate at 55 percent.
A fine-grained look at provincial data follows below:
|Province||Confirmed Cases||Recoveries||Active cases||Deaths|
As regards testing, South Africa has now tested 1 121 958 people with 34 071 tests having taken place at the weekend.
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