There are growing concerns across the country regarding COVID-19 in South Africa, with a handful of regions seeing a significant rise in the number of daily infections and fatalities as a result of the pandemic.

Unsurprisingly then, the latest report from the National Department of Health (NDoH) shows a rise in numbers across the board. This is evident in 2 888 new cases being reported in the past 24 hours, leading to the total number of infections for SA to date being 757 144.

The department also notes that more than 5.18 million tests have been conducted, along with 701 534 recoveries also being recorded. This translates to a recovery rate of 92.6 percent, which is up very slightly from the previous day’s report.

Unfortunately though, 123 new fatalities have been recorded over the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in South Africa to 20 556.

Of the new 123, the NDoH says the Eastern Cape contributes 35, the Free State with 31, Gauteng has four, KwaZulu-Natal has three, Limpopo with seven, the North West has 31 and the Western Cape with 12.

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

Provinces Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 122 828 112 638 10 190 4 487
Eastern Cape 112 018 99 900 12 118 4 157
Northern Cape 22 796 18 761 2 859 301
Free State 58 567 49 082 9 485 1 739
KwaZulu-Natal 125 282 116 536 8 746 3 297
North West 34 431 32 391 2 040 541
Mpumalanga 30 799 29 772 1 027 612
Gauteng 232 147 225 067 7 080 4 935
Limpopo 18 276 17 387 889 487
Unknown 0
TOTAL 757 144 701 534 55 610 20 556

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