COVID-19 in South Africa: 1st June 2021

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It is the beginning of a new month under stricter lockdown regulations, with a cold front currently impacting the country and the threat of continued loadshedding looming. This all while the country continues to fight the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa, along with with trying to ramp up its vaccine rollout efforts.

It is therefore one of the most crucial months as far as the country’s hopes to return to normal after more than a year of the pandemic.

Looking at the latest report from the National Department of Health (NDoH) sans infographic, 2 792 new cases have been recorded over the past 24 hours as the total number of infections recorded to date climbs to 1 665 617.

The NDoH has also confirmed that over 11.6 million tests have been conducted to date, while refraining to declare the country being in the midst of a third wave of infections, despite four provinces seeing a significant uptick in new daily cases.

As for the vaccine rollout, 970 448 vaccines have been administered to date, with 490 680 of these being the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, requiring a second dose within the next six weeks.

Unfortunately 67 new fatalities have been recorded over the past 24 hours, with Gauteng, Limpopo and the Free State accounting for 17, 15 and 13 respectively. The Northern Cape also contributes 11, as these four provinces have all seen the aforementioned uptick in new infections. As a result, the death toll related to COVID-19 in South Africa has increased to 56 506.

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

Provinces Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 293 794 278 265 1 996 11 811
Eastern Cape 197 801 185 278 210 11 661
Northern Cape 50 763 41 387 3 554 1 112
Free State 101 384 88 668 2 398 4 342
KwaZulu-Natal 339 888 325 116 5 041 10 510
North West 76 006 67 386 2 881 1 933
Mpumalanga 82 508 79 522 991 1 452
Gauteng 458 072 431 451 3 231 11 224
Limpopo 65 401 62 264 295 2 461
Unknown 0
TOTAL 1 665 617 1 559 337 20 597 56 506

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:

 

[Image – Photo by Kojo Kwarteng on Unsplash]

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