Yesterday, only 891 new cases for COVID-19 in South Africa were recorded by the National Department of Health (NDoH). It is part of a trend we’ve seen in recent weeks, with the number of new daily infections rising as the week progresses.

Based on the latest numbers from the NDoH, it looks like we’re on trend again this week. This as 1 092 new cases have been reported over the past 24 hours.

Consequently, the total number of cases for the country has risen to 717 851, with 647 833 recoveries and 4.72 million tests having been recorded by the NDoH to date. 

As has been the case for some time now, the recovery rate remains at 90 percent, with no real indication at this stage on whether it shows signs of increasing or decreasing in coming weeks. 

Unfortunately, the NDoH also notes that 45 new fatalities have also been recorded, with the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in the country to date sitting at 19 053. 

At the time of writing, the NDoH has not detailed which provinces account for the new fatalities.

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

Provinces Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 116 318 107 687 8 631 4 343
Eastern Cape 94 497 88 437 6 060 3 570
Northern Cape 21 458 17 763 2 859 256
Free State 56 018 40 991 15 027 1 490
KwaZulu-Natal 122 447 112 591 9 856 3 197
North West 32 804 28 841 3 963 434
Mpumalanga 29 473 28 245 1 228 601
Gauteng 227 559 207 060 20 499 4 711
Limpopo 17 277 16 218 1 059 451
Unknown 0
TOTAL 717 851 647 833 70 018 19 053

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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