It is the second week of level 2 lockdown for the country, and while some restrictions have been lifted, there is still the rising number of cases for COVID-19 in South Africa to contend with.
The latest figures from the National Department of Health (NDoH) though, point to a decrease in the number of new daily infections. A month ago they regularly surpassed the 11k mark, but the past 24 hours has seen them fall to 1 677.
This still brings the total number of infections for COVID-19 in South Africa to date to 611 450, but the decrease in new cases is at least cause for optimism for the NDoH.
Again, recoveries have been highlighted as a positive, with 516 494 recoveries recorded to date. This translates to a recovery rate of 84 percent, which shows a slow, but steady incline in this category.
That said, there is still a rise in the number of COVID-19-related deaths, which now sits at 13 159. There were 100 new fatalities recorded over the past 24 hours, with the NDoH noting that 14 are from KwaZulu-Natal, 36 in Mpumalanga, 12 from Gauteng, eight from Limpopo, 11 from the Eastern Cape and 19 from the Western Cape.
The full breakdown of COVID-19 in South Africa is as follows:
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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