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COVID-19 daily figures highest in three months

COVID-19 daily figures highest in three months

The latest COVID-19 figures have been released. According to the Health Ministry, 2 781 new cases were identified in South Africa. As of today, the death toll stands at 54 968 with recoveries at 1 519 734.

The total number of vaccines administered is 52 647 and the country has a recovery rate of 95%. That said, the daily new infections is the highest it’s been since 10 February 2021.

COVID-19 UPDATE: 12 MAY 2021

BREAKDOWN OF NEW CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

As per Health Minister Zweli Mkhize’s report, 2 781 confirmed cases were identified during the past 24 hours. Unfortunately, we also lost 72 patients to COVID-19-related illnesses.

As per the report: 6 patients from the Eastern Cape passed away, 13 from the Free State, 27 from Gauteng, 5 from KwaZulu-Natal, 5 from Mpumalanga, 4 from Northern Cape, and 12 from Western Cape.

At the time of publishing, the Health Ministry recorded 10 968 199 cumulative COVID-19 tests, of which 37 020 were done during the past 24 hours: 13 857 at public facilities and 23 163 at private facilities.

NEW CASES, DEATHS AND RECOVERIES BY PROVINCE

The confirmed COVID-19 cases per province is as follows:

Province Total Cases in South Africa Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases currently
Eastern Cape 196 387 11 612 184 504 271
Free State 92 886 3 950 83 952 4 984
Gauteng 430 310 10 818 413 841 5 651
KwaZulu-Natal 337 614 10 438 321 585 5 591
Limpopo 64 278 2 336 61 556 386
Mpumalanga 79 360 1 413 76 968 979
North West 69 782 1 758 64 398 3 626
Northern Cape 42 733 958 37 330 4 445
Western Cape 288 681 11 685 275 600 1 396
Unallocated 0

GLOBAL STATISTICS

At the time of publishing, COVID-19 is affecting 220 countries and territories. The global caseload stands at 160 080 581, with the death toll at 3 345 018 and recoveries at 138 863 472.

The US is the worst affected with 597 785 deaths from 33 586 136 cases. After the US, the hardest-hit countries are India with 258 3351 deaths from 23 702 832 cases, and Brazil with 428 256 deaths from 15 361 686 cases.

France has 107 119 deaths from 5 821 668 cases while Turkey recorded 43 821 deaths from 5 072 462 cases. South Africa is currently 20th on the list, preceded by Iran, Poland, Colombia, Argentina, Germany, Spain, Italy, the UK, and Russia.


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