As the country heads closer to the 700k mark for the total number of coronavirus infections, the latest figures released by the National Department of Health (NDoH) on COVID-19 in South Africa, follow a trend we’ve seen over the past few weeks.

To that end, only 888 new infections for the COVID-19 have been reported over the past 24 hours, which has been the case during the first few days of a new week, before they steadily picked up to between the 1 500 to 1 900 mark.

The total number of infections for the country to date, now sit at 693 359.

As such, it will prove interesting to see whether the daily infection rate picks up in the coming days. Especially as the recovery rate has held steady at 90 percent for some time now. The latest figures in this regard sees 624 659 recoveries being reported by the NDoH.

Unfortunately, however, 83 additional fatalities have also been recorded. The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in South Africa now sits at 17 863.

Of the new 83, the NDoH confirms that 17 are from the Eastern Cape, 43 from the Free State, two from KwaZulu-Natal, 11 from Gauteng, three from the North West and seven from the Western Cape.

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

Province Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 113 032 105 136 7 896 4 260
Eastern Cape 90 977 86 400 4 577 3 300
Northern Cape 19 172 16 190 2 859 232
Free State 51 078 35 537 15 541 1 209
KwaZulu-Natal 120 477 111 743 8 734 3 006
North West 30 897 28 215 2 682 385
Mpumalanga 28 211 26 996 1 215 585
Gauteng 223 169 199 116 24 053 4 461
Limpopo 16 346 15 326 1 020 425
Unknown 0
TOTAL 693 359 624 659 68 700 17 863

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