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Covid-19 in SA: 4 525 new cases

South Africa has recorded 4 525 new Covid-19 cases and 213 deaths, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Sunday.

“As of today the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases identified on South Africa is 1 453 761 with4 525 new cases identified since the last report,” Mkhize said.

“Regrettably, 213 more Covid-19 related deaths have been reported, with 95 deaths in the Eastern Cape, 8 in the Free State, 58 in Gauteng, 23 in KwaZulu-Natal, 17 in Mpumalanga, 4 in the Northern Cape and 8 in the Western Cape. This brings the total to 44 164 deaths.”

Recoveries now stand at 1 299 620, representing a recovery rate of 89%.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 279 200 with 34 076 new tests recorded since the last report.

The latest statistics come as President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza, who chairs the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Vaccines, are set to receive South Africa’s first consignment of Covid-19 vaccine on Monday.

The first shipment of 1 million doses of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII) left the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai on Sunday.

The vaccines are travelling on an Emirates plane via Dubai, and will arrive at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Monday afternoon.

Mkhize has previously said the vaccines would first have to go through strict quality assurance and stock control over a period of 10 to 14 days, before they are distributed across the country’s nine provinces.

A second shipment of 500 000 doses from SII is expected to arrive later in February.

The Health Department aims to vaccinate around 40 million people by the end of the year, equating to around 67% of the population. If the target is met, top scientists say the country would have achieved population immunity.

The first phase of this rollout programme will prioritise around 1.2 million frontline health workers.

“The arrival of the first consignment at OR Tambo International Airport marks the start of the vaccine rollout which President Ramaphosa describes as the largest and most complex logistical vaccine undertaking in South Africa’s country’s history,” the Presidency said on Sunday.

SA records 7 150 new cases

The latest COVID-19 figures have been released. According to the Health Ministry, 7 150 new cases were identified in South Africa. As of today, the death toll stands at 43 105 with recoveries at 1 272 197.

BREAKDOWN OF NEW CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

As per Health Minister Zweli Mkhize’s report7 150 confirmed cases were identified during the past 24 hours (7 070 new cases on 26 January). Unfortunately, we also lost 555 patients to COVID-19-related illnesses.

As per the report: 150 patients from the Eastern Cape passed away, 10 from the Free State, 70 from Gauteng, 249 from KwaZulu-Natal, 7 from Limpopo, 21 from Mpumalanga, 3 from Northern Cape and 45 from the Western Cape.

At the time of publishing, the Health Ministry conducted 8 156 239 cumulative COVID-19 tests, of which 48 406 were done during the past 24 hours:25 605 at public facilities and 22 801 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 385 706 7 961 360 410 17 335
Western Cape 267 829 10 143 238 820 18 866
KwaZulu-Natal 310 076 8 248 256 092 45 736
Free State 75 306 2 698 63 202 9 406
Eastern Cape 191 327 10 379 177 388 3 560
Limpopo 56 691 1 253 50 709 4 729
Mpumalanga 63 130 933 56 233 5 974
North West 56 134 927 42 117 13 090
Northern Cape 31 599 563 27 236 3 800
Unallocated 0

COVID-19 UPDATES: SOUTH AFRICA

As per the Bloomberg Index, South Africa is officially the “second-worst place to be during COVID-19”. Not surprisingly, considering our lockdown protocols, curfews, and – as Tom Head puts it – “politically connected individuals raiding the state coffers for PPE kick-backs”.

“Three alcohol bans, five months of tobacco prohibition, a government-regulated list of what clothes you’re can buy during Level 4 – and even an attempt to ‘have everyone in bed’ by 21:00 on New Year’s Eve. Lockdown has been tough on millions of South Africans”

Tom Head, TheSouthAfrican.com

GLOBAL STATISTICS

At the time of publishing, the global caseload currently stands at 101,832,664 as of Thursday 28 January 2021, along with 2,194,742 recorded deaths and 73,577,621 recoveries.

The USA has a caseload of 26,255,326 confirmed cases, along with 441,554 total deaths and 15,976,927 recoveries. More than 81,000 new cases were recorded over the last 24 hours.

Also in the top five is worst-affected countries is India with a caseload of 10,720,971 while Brazil has a caseload of 9,011,822, Russia with 3,793,810 and the UK with 3,743,734.

France, which used to occupy the fifth spot, dropped down to sixth place. South Africa is currently 15th on the list, preceded by Poland, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Turkey.

SA records 7070 new Covid-19 cases

The latest COVID-19 figures have been released. According to the Health Ministry, 7 070 new cases were identified in South Africa. As of today, the death toll stands at 42 550 with recoveries at 1 263 476.

BREAKDOWN OF NEW CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

As per Health Minister Zweli Mkhize’s report7 070 confirmed cases were identified during the past 24 hours (6 041 new cases on 26 January). Unfortunately, we also lost 753 patients to COVID-19-related illnesses.

As per the report: 6 patients from the Eastern Cape passed away, 17 from the Free State, 75 from Gauteng, 261 from KwaZulu-Natal, 219 from Limpopo, 16 from Mpumalanga, 50 from North West, 7 from Northern Cape and 102 from the Western Cape.

At the time of publishing, the Health Ministry conducted 8 107 833 cumulative COVID-19 tests, of which 49 065 were done during the past 24 hours: 23 439 at public facilities and 25 626 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 384 440 7 891 359 417 17 132
Western Cape 276 023 10 098 236 359 20 569
KwaZulu-Natal 308 176 7 999 254 814 45 363
Free State 74 865 2 688 62 737 9 440
Eastern Cape 191 060 10 229 177 388 3 443
Limpopo 56 059 1 246 49 340 5 473
Mpumalanga 62 047 912 55 924 5 211
North West 55 591 927 40 473 14 191
Northern Cape 31 387 560 27 027 3 800
Unallocated 0

COVID-19 UPDATES: SOUTH AFRICA

As per the Bloomberg Index, South Africa is officially the “second-worst place to be during COVID-19”. Not surprisingly, considering our lockdown protocols, curfews, and – as Tom Head puts it – “politically connected individuals raiding the state coffers for PPE kick-backs”.

“Three alcohol bans, five months of tobacco prohibition, a government-regulated list of what clothes you’re can buy during Level 4 – and even an attempt to ‘have everyone in bed’ by 21:00 on New Year’s Eve. Lockdown has been tough on millions of South Africans”

Tom Head, TheSouthAfrican.com

We also have SONA to look forward to, and the 2021 version might be unlike anything we’ve seen in the country before. The State of the Nation Address for this year is scheduled to take place on 11 February.

This year’s address will be a hybrid sitting, and there won’t be any red carpet fashion show or the procession of the three arms of state to look forward to. No military parade, no 21-gun salute. Andrea Chothia writes:

“In strict adherence to the National State of Disaster regulations, this year’s SONA will take the form of a hybrid joint sitting, with no more than 50 Members of Parliament, representatives from the Judiciary and the Executive in the physical chamber and the rest of this category connecting virtually”.

GLOBAL STATISTICS

At the time of publishing, the global caseload currently stands at 101,322,787 as of Wednesday 27 January 2021, along with 2,180,196 recorded deaths and 73,182,376 recoveries.

The USA has a caseload of 26,125,276 confirmed cases, along with 438,421 total deaths and 15,862,409 recoveries. More than 110,000 new cases were recorded over the last 24 hours.

Also in the top five is worst-affected countries is India with a caseload of 10,701,427 while Brazil has a caseload of 8,996,876, Russia with 3,774,672 and the UK with 3,715,054.

France, which used to occupy the fifth spot, dropped down to sixth place. South Africa is currently 15th on the list, preceded by Poland, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Turkey.

SA infection rate drops while KZN death toll increases

The Health Ministry released the latest Covid-19 figures.  6 041 new cases were identified in South Africa. As of today, the death toll stands at 41 797 with recoveries at 1 254 674.

As per Health Minister Zweli Mkhize’s report, 6 041 confirmed cases were identified during the past 24 hours (4 551 new cases on 25 January). Unfortunately, we alsolost 680 patients to COVID-19-related illnesses.

As per the report: 86 patients from the Eastern Cape passed away, 28 from the Free State, 141 from Gauteng, 306 from KwaZulu-Natal, 4 from Limpopo, 18 from Mpumalanga, 2 from Northern Cape and 95 from the Western Cape.

The Health Ministry conducted 8 058 768 cumulative COVID-19 tests, of which 39 529 were done during the past 24 hours: 24 738 at public facilities and 14 791 at private facilities.

BREAKDOWN OF NEW COVID-19 CASES

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 382 907 7 816 357 997 17 094
Western Cape 266 029 9 996 233 798 22 235
KwaZulu-Natal 306 234 7 738 251 871 46 625
Free State 74 413 2 671 62 240 9 502
Eastern Cape 190 833 10 223 177 388 3 222
Limpopo 55 384 1 027 49 252 5 105
Mpumalanga 61 386 896 55 477 5 013
North West 55 238 877 40 473 13 888
Northern Cape 31 154 553 26 178 4 423
Unallocated 0

COVID-19 UPDATES: SOUTH AFRICA

SA’s vaccine rollout is set to start 25 January in Gauteng, with the province aiming to vaccinate more than 10.72 million people. Dumisani Malele, Head of medical supplies in the Gauteng Department of Health, said:

“National [government] has informed us that probably by the end of this week we will be able to get our vaccine and our plan is to start the vaccinations by the first of February, depending on the availability and when the vaccine comes in”.

On Tuesday, members of Restaurant Association of South Africa (Rasa) gathered at the Union Buildings in Pretoria to stage a peaceful protest and deliver a memorandum to have the alcohol ban lifted.

asa chief executive Wendy Alberts told Mercury News that approximately 4 000 restaurants out of the 11 000 restaurants in South Africa closed as a result. An estimated 500 000 jobs had been lost as well.

“There are loads of restaurant doors closing forever and hundreds of thousands of people are being retrenched, including those working in the value-added to the sector […] Our suppliers, bakers, bread makers and taxi drivers are all affected”.

GLOBAL STATISTICS

At the time of publishing, the global caseload currently stands at 100,616,430 as of Tuesday 26 January 2021, along with 2,160,018 recorded deaths and 72,580,585 recoveries.

The USA has a caseload of 25,917,597 confirmed cases, along with 433,175 total deaths and 15,659,994 recoveries. More than 56,000 new cases were recorded over the last 24 hours.

Also in the top five is worst-affected countries is India with a caseload of 10,689,268 while Brazil has a caseload of 8,881,853, Russia with 3,756,931 and the UK with 3,756,931.

France, which used to occupy the fifth spot, dropped down to sixth place. South Africa is currently 15th on the list, preceded by Poland, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Turkey.

SA records just 4,500 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

SA recorded its fewest new Covid-19 cases since December 8, with 4,551 new infections in the past 24 hours.  It’s almost half the number of cases reported the day before.

This was from 26,113 tests, at a positivity rate of 17.4%. There have now been 1,417,537 total confirmed Covid-19 cases across the country.  The last time SA recorded fewer than 5,000 cases in a single day was on December 8, when 4,011 cases were recorded.  The largest percentage of these infections were picked up in Gauteng, followed by KwaZulu-Natal and then the Western Cape.

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Monday night that there were also 243 new Covid-19 related deaths recorded in the past 24 hours. This means 41,117 deaths have now been recorded.

Of the new deaths, 65 were in the Eastern Cape, 60 were in KwaZulu-Natal, 57 in the Western Cape, 33 in Gauteng, 18 were in the Free State and five each in Mpumalanga and Northern Cape.

The recovery rate has edged up to 87.6%. This means that 1,241,000 people have recuperated so far.

Also on Monday, SA passed another Covid-19 milestone, with more than eight million tests having now been done.

SA records 12 710 new cases

The latest COVID-19 figures have been released. According to the Health Ministry, 12 710 new cases were identified in South Africa. As of today, the death toll stands at 38 854, with recoveries at 1 160 412.

BREAKDOWN OF NEW CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

As per Health Minister Zweli Mkhize’s report, 12 710 confirmed cases were identified during the past 24 hours. Unfortunately, we also lost 566 patients to COVID-19-related illnesses.

As per the report, 104 patients from the Eastern Cape passed away, 46 from the Free State, 80 from Gauteng, 218 from KwaZulu-Natal, 6 from Mpumalanga, 8 from Northern Cape and 104 from the Western Cape.

At the time of publishing, the Health Ministry conducted 7 762 073 cumulative COVID-19 tests, of which 62 054 were done during the past 24 hours: 29 176 at public facilities and 32 878 at private facilities.

BREAKDOWN OF NEW COVID-19 CASES

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 370 264 7 137 327 569 35 558
Western Cape 260 492 9 454 218 672 32 366
KwaZulu-Natal 290 356 6 890 230 024 53 442
Free State 71 734 2 539 59 757 9 438
Eastern Cape 188 259 9 716 173 575 4 968
Limpopo 49 823 977 40 892 7 954
Mpumalanga 56 063 814 46 935 8 314
North West 52 316 808 37 640 13 868
Northern Cape 30 119 519 25 348 4 252
Unallocated 0

GLOBAL STATISTICS

At the time of publishing, the global caseload currently stands at 97 167 174 as of Wednesday 20 January 2021, along with 2 079 003 recorded deaths and 69 668 700 recoveries.

The USA has a caseload of 24,936,311 confirmed cases, along with 414,340 total deaths and 14,903,131 recoveries. Approximately 126,290 new cases were recorded over the last 24 hours.

Also in the top five is worst-affected countries is India with a caseload of 10,610,632 while Brazil has a caseload of 8,638,249, Russia with 3,633,952 and the UK with 3,505,754.

France, which used to occupy the fifth spot, dropped down to sixth place. South Africa is currently 15th on the list, preceded by Poland, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Turkey.

Major spike in SA’s Covid-19 fatalities

There’s been a major jump in the daily coronavirus death toll.  Eight hundred and thirty-nine more people have passed away after contracting the virus.

These latest fatalities, recorded over the past 24 hours, brings the country’s national death toll to 38,288.  Almost 10,000 new infections were also picked up over the same period.  It brings the country’s known caseload to almost 1,145,000.

The largest concentration of these infections was found in Gauteng, with the capital identified as a provincial hotspot.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize visited the Steve Biko Academic Hospital on Tuesday.  He said that the bulk of the facility’s COVID-19 patients were young people.

“We have indicated that of late, because of the increased numbers of those who are having the infection, we are seeing more young people who are infected. From that point of view, we want everyone to know to stay safe, use your mask, social distance, sanitise… don’t take any chances.”

South Africa is battling a new, more contagious, variant of the coronavirus.

It was discovered by scientists here on home soil late last year.

 

COVID-19 latest: SA records 9 000 new cases

South Africa has recorded an additional 9 010 cases of COVID-19 in a single day, which brings the total number of confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic to 1 346 936.

This is the first time the country has reported less than 10 000 cases of the virus since December – at the start of the second wave.   COVID-19 has also claimed 344 more lives in the country – which now puts the death toll at 37 449.

Of the latest deaths, 63 were in Gauteng, 91 in KwaZulu-Natal, 66 in the Eastern Cape, 88 in the Western Cape, 11 in the Free State, Mpumalanga has recorded 12 deaths and 13 in the Northern Cape.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 7 653 371 with 39 90 new tests conducted since the last report.

Province Total cases in SA Total Deaths Total recoveries Active cases
Gauteng 364 269 7 009 315 982 41 278
Western Cape 258 124 9 220 209 049 39 855
KwaZulu-Natal 283 176 6 409 214 798 61 969
North West 51 547 783 37 293 13 471
Northern Cape 29 757 509 24 655 4 593
Free State 70 891 2 473 58   065 10 353
Eastern Cape 187 171 9 510 172 623 7 658
Limpopo 48 158 739 39 761 8 461
Mpumalanga 53 843 797 45 226 7 820

COVID-19: NEW VARIANT NOT MORE SEVERE, SAYS KARIM

At the same time, the chairperson of government’s Ministerial Committee on COVID-19 Professor Salim Abdool Karim has said that the new variant of the disease was a cause for concern.

Karim and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize were part of a panel of experts who were discussing the impact of the second wave of COVID-19 virus on the country on Monday, 18 January 2021,

“There is no evidence that this variant is more severe,” Karim said.

“It is spreading faster. We do not yet have any answer on it. We are still working on it. A date is not yet available,”

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

Confirmed cases in SA increase by 18 555

The latest COVID-19 figures have been released. According to the Health Ministry, 18 555 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, 18 555 confirmed cases were identified during the last 24 hours. Unfortunately, we also lost 806 patients to COVID-19-related illnesses.

As per the report, 150 patients from the Eastern Cape passed away, 24 from the Free State, 211 from Gauteng, 235 from KwaZulu-Natal, 14 from Limpopo, 14 from Mpumalanga, 7 from Northern Cape and 151 from the Western Cape.

At the time of publishing, the Health Ministry conducted 7 358 741 cumulative COVID-19 tests, of which 71 681 were done during the past 24 hours: 31 465 at public facilities and 40 216 at private facilities.

BREAKDOWN OF NEW COVID-19 CASES

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 346 482 6 606 291 957 47 919
Western Cape 248 339 8 642 197 224 42 473
KwaZulu-Natal 264 532 5 732 189 201 69 599
Free State 68 142 2 375 56 722 9 045
Eastern Cape 183 594 9 186 167 358 7 050
Limpopo 41 847 702 29 525 11 620
Mpumalanga 48 447 736 39 090 8 621
North West 48 538 707 35 741 12 090
Northern Cape 28 382 454 24 112 3 816
Unallocated 0

GLOBAL STATISTICS

At the time of publishing, the global caseload currently stands at 92 414 520 as of Wednesday, 13 January 2021, along with 1 978 954 recorded deaths and 66 054 534 recoveries.

The USA has a caseload of 23 427 379 confirmed cases, along with 391 039 total deaths and 13 827 857 recoveries. Approximately 57 000 new cases were recorded over the last 24 hours.

Also in the top five is worst-affected countries is India with a caseload of 10 504 353 while Brazil has a caseload of 8 210 134, Russia with 3 471 053 and the UK with 3 211 576.

France, which used to occupy the fifth spot, dropped down to sixth place. As of 13 January, South Africa was 16th on the list, preceded by Iran, Poland, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Turkey.

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