As we head into another weekend under alert level 1 lockdown, we have the latest figures from the National Department of Health (NDoH) to look at regarding COVID-19 in South Africa.

The department’s report notes that 2 156 new cases have been reported over the past 24 hours.

While that might seem like a fairly low figure given that the total for the country to date now sits at 710 515, it would mark consecutive days where the new daily infections have surpassed the 2k mark, which is a barrier they have rarely done since level 1 lockdown began.

As such, it will prove interesting to see what the numbers are over the coming days, with it yet to be seen what impact lowered restrictions and increasing heat will play.

Looking at the number of recoveries, the NDoH reports that 642 560 have been recorded to date, with the recovery rate continuing to sit at 90 percent.

Unfortunately 102 new fatalities have also been recorded, with the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in South Africa now 18 843. As was the case yesterday, the NDoH has not confirmed which provinces account for the fatalities.

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

Provinces Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 115 294 106 979 8 315 4 316
Eastern Cape 92 936 87 746 5 190 3 513
Northern Cape 20 887 17 163 2 859 256
Free State 54 691 40 634 14 057 1 451
KwaZulu-Natal 121 802 112 420 9 382 3 177
North West 32 415 28 727 3 688 403
Mpumalanga 29 109 27 684 1 425 594
Gauteng 226 363 205 216 21 147 4 693
Limpopo 17 018 15 991 1 027 440
Unknown 0
TOTAL 710 515 642 560 67 955 18 843

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:

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