As we past the midway point in what has been another swelteringly hot week in the country, the National Department of Health (NDoH) has issued another daily update for COVID-19 in South Africa.

The new figures show that 2 055 new cases have been recorded over the past 24 hours, which is the first time we’ve the number surpass the 2k mark in quite some time. Consequently, it pushes the total number of cases in the country to date to 708 359, with 641 706 recoveries having also been recorded by the NDoH.

The latter figure translates to a recovery rate of 90 percent, which it has been for some time, and currently shows no signs of increasing.

Unfortunately, 85 new fatalities have been added to the country’s total number of deaths related to COVID-19, which now sits at 18 741. At the time of writing, the NDoH has not detailed which provinces account for the new numbers.

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

Provinces Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 114 964 106 643 8 321 4 301
Eastern Cape 92 566 87 746 4 820 3 508
Northern Cape 20 690 17 099 2 859 256
Free State 54 238 40 576 13 662 1 402
KwaZulu-Natal 121 647 112 296 9 351 3 160
North West 32 202 26 727 5 475 403
Mpumalanga 29 023 27 554 1 469 592
Gauteng 226 073 205 065 21 008 4 679
Limpopo 16 956 15 890 1 066 440
Unknown 0
TOTAL 708 359 639 596 68 763 18 741

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