As the country waits to hear from President Cyril Ramaphosa on a potential move to lockdown level 1, the latest statistics for COVID-19 in South Africa look promising. This as the National Department of Health (NDoH) recorded a relatively low 772 new cases over the past 24 hours.

The previous day saw 956 new cases being added to the total, so there may be a declining trend starting, but it is too early to tell at this stage.

Following the latest recorded numbers, the total amount of infections for South Africa to date now sits at 651 521, with 583 126 recoveries also having been reported. This translates to a recovery rate of 89.5 percent, with the NDoH continuing to point to the figure as a positive for the country given the circumstances.

Unfortunately 142 additional fatalities have also been recorded over the past 24 hours, with the number of deaths related to COVID-19 in South Africa now at 15 641.

Of the new fatalities, the NDoH says 16 are from KwaZulu-Natal, 12 from Gauteng, four from the Eastern Cape, 13 from the Western Cape, 11 from the Northern Cape, 19 from Mpumalanga and 67 from Limpopo.

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

Province Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 108 537 101 044 7 493 4 079
Eastern Cape 87 514 83 629 3 885 3 055
Northern Cape 13 616 10 412 2 859 176
Free State 42 255 28 452 13 803 838
KwaZulu-Natal 116 674 107 149 9 525 2 425
North West 27 321 22 762 4 559 325
Mpumalanga 25 860 24 597 1 263 485
Gauteng 215 481 191 668 23 813 3 933
Limpopo 14 263 13 413 850 325
Unknown 0
TOTAL 651 521 583 126 68 395 15 641

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