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COVID-19 update: Confirmed cases in SA increase by 18 503

COVID-19 update: Confirmed cases in SA increase by 18 503

The latest COVID-19 figures have been released. According to the Health Ministry, 18 503 new cases were identified in South Africa. As of today, the death toll stands at 35 140, with recoveries at 1 030 930.

BREAKDOWN OF NEW CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

As per Health Minister Zweli Mkhize’s report, 18 503 confirmed cases were identified since 13 January, when 18 555 new cases were identified. Unfortunately, we also lost 712 patients to COVID-19-related illnesses.

As per the report, 97 patients from the Eastern Cape passed away, 21 from the Free State, 114 from Gauteng, 232 from KwaZulu-Natal, 11 from Limpopo, 10 from Mpumalanga, 15 from Northern Cape and 162 from the Western Cape.

At the time of publishing, the Health Ministry conducted 7 433 571 cumulative COVID-19 tests, of which 74 830 were done during the past 24 hours: 32 332 at public facilities and 42 498 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
Gauteng 350 976 6 720 295 094 49 162
Western Cape 251 107 8 804 201 370 40 933
KwaZulu-Natal 269 632 5 964 196 085 67 583
Free State 68 758 2 396 56 958 9 404
Eastern Cape 184 611 9 283 168 310 7 018
Limpopo 43 737 713 32 072 10 952
Mpumalanga 49 943 746 39 477 9 720
North West 49 359 757 36 043 12 559
Northern Cape 28 683 469 24 331 3 883
Unallocated 0

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