Wednesday, 10 June 2020 22:18

 

The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 55 421.

This is up by 2,430 from the 52 991 infections on Tuesday.

 

Case Data:

Province Total cases for 10 June 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 7154 12,9
Free State 401 0,7
Gauteng 7195 13,0
KwaZulu-Natal 3347 6,0
Limpopo 257 0,5
Mpumalanga 207 0,4
North West 657 1,2
Northern Cape 125 0,2
Western Cape 36021 65,0
Unknown 57 0,1
Total 55421 100,0

 

Testing Data:


998 400 
tests have been conducted cumulatively of which 30 330 were conducted since the last report.

 

 

further 48 COVID-19 related deaths were reported: 37 from Western Cape, 9 from the Eastern Cape, and 2 from KwaZulu Natal.

This brings the total national deaths to 1210 with a mortality rate of 2,2%.

 

Gender Distribution Deaths:

Male (%) Female (%) Unknown Total
621 (51,3%) 588 (48,6%) 1 (0,1%) 1210

 

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 147 3647
Free State 9 162
Gauteng 57 2825
KwaZulu Natal 64 1572
Limpopo 3 175
Mpumalanga 1 116
North West 1 104
Northern Cape 1 42
Western Cape 927 22862
Total 1210 31505

 

The recoveries to date are 31 505– this translates to a recovery rate of 56,8%.

Meanwhile the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) is working hard to make inroads into the backlog of Covid-19 tests, and according to the statistics provided to both houses of Parliament's health committees, they are making progress.

On Wednesday, the NHLS informed the committees the backlog is 63 244.

"As of 8 June 2020, the NHLS has conducted 492 704 tests," NHLS CEO Kamy Chetty told the MPs.

She said the NHLS has increased the number of tests done each month with a massive increase in the number of tests being performed during the month of May, where the figures more than doubled between April and May.

Nearly 7.2 million people have now been confirmed to have the coronavirus and nearly 409,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The United States, the United Kingdom and Brazil have recorded the highest death tolls. The US, Brazil and Russia have the most cases.

Compiled by Lehlohonolo Lehana.