Over the past couple of weeks we’ve seen the number of new daily infections for COVID-19 in South Africa drop significantly.

While they were teetering around the mid to high 1k mark earlier this week, the latest statistics from the National Department of Health (NDoH) shows that the number of cases have picked up slightly.

More specifically the NDoH reports that 2 684 new infections have been reported for COVID-19, which now brings the total recorded to date to 615 701.

The same goes for the number of new fatalities, with 194 additional deaths reported by the NDoH. The department explains of the new 194, 57 are from KwaZulu-Natal, 61 from Gauteng, four from Northern Cape, 12 from Eastern Cape and 60 from Western Cape.

The number of fatalities in South Africa now sits at 13 502.

Still the recovery rate remains the only highlight that the NDoH can report, with 525 242 recoveries resulting in a recovery rate of 85 percent.

Just how long we’ll stay at this current level of new daily infections, remains to be seen.

The full breakdown of COVID-19 in South Africa is as follows:

Province Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 104 997 94 500 10 497 3 823
Eastern Cape 85 472 80 614 4 858 2 828
Northern Cape 9 500 6 409 2 859 120
Free State 35 980 22 740 13 240 567
KwaZulu-Natal 111 096 93 814 17 282 2 054
North West 24 646 17 702 6 944 224
Mpumalanga 23 555 21 370 2 185 312
Gauteng 207 610 176 513 31 097 3 395
Limpopo 12 795 11 580 1 215 179
Unknown 50
TOTAL 615 701 525 242 90 459 13 502

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