Earlier this week President Cyril Ramaphosa refuted nationwide rumours claiming that the country would be moving back to a hard lockdown. That said, we’re still fighting the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa, with the latest numbers from the National Department of Health (NDoH) showing that things are steady, but not declining.

To that end the NDoH reports that 1 863 new cases have been recorded over the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of infections to date to 719 714.

The department also confirms that 648 654 recoveries have been recorded, translating to a recovery rate of 90 percent, which too has remained at the same level for a number of weeks now.

The NDoH has unfortunately reported that 58 new fatalities have been recorded over the past 24 hours, with the country’s total number of deaths related to COVID-19 now sitting at 19 111.

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

Provinces Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 116 568 107 958 8 610 4 353
Eastern Cape 95 050 88 437 6 613 3 588
Northern Cape 21 560 17 811 2 859 262
Free State 56 196 41 290 14 906 1 493
KwaZulu-Natal 122 624 112 643 9 981 3 209
North West 32 956 28 841 4 115 434
Mpumalanga 29 553 28 245 1 308 601
Gauteng 227 833 207 211 20 622 4 713
Limpopo 17 374 16 218 1 156 458
Unknown 0
TOTAL 719 714 648 654 71 060 19 111

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