The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 61 927.
|Province||Total cases for 12 June 2020||Percentage total|
1 060 425 tests have been conducted cumulatively of which 32 026 were conducted since the last report.
A further 70 COVID-19 related deaths were reported: 39 from Western Cape, 30 from the Eastern Cape, and 1 from Limpopo.
Gender Distribution Deaths:
|Male (%)||Female (%)||Unknown||Total|
|684 (50,5)||668 (49,3)||2 (0,2)||1354|
This brings the total national deaths to 1354 with a mortality rate of 2,2%.
The recoveries to date are 35 008– this translates to a recovery rate of 56,5%.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize wrapped up a two-day visit to the Eastern Cape on Friday, said: “With the loosening of the lockdown, the numbers have started to increase. A lot more responsibility has to be taken by each and every one of us as individual South Africans.”
More than 7.48 million people have now been confirmed to have the coronavirus and at least 420,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
A vaccine against COVID-19 developed by United States biotech firm Moderna will enter the third and final stage of its clinical trial in July with 30,000 participants, the manufacturer has announced.
Compiled by Lehlohonolo Lehana.