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SA records 7 150 new cases

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.


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