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.
|Province||Total cases for 10 June 2020||Percentage total|
998 400 tests have been conducted cumulatively of which 30 330 were conducted since the last report.
A 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:
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.