Thursday, 18 June 2020 21:52

 

The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 83 890.

further 63 COVID-19 related deaths were reported - 6 from Eastern Cape and 57 from Western Cape. This brings the total deaths to 1 737.

Gender Distribution Deaths:

Male (%) Female (%) Unknown Total
903 (52%) 832 (47,9%) 2 (0,1) 1737

The mortality rate is 2,1%.

 

Case Data:

Province Total cases for 18 June 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 12639 15,1
Free State 649 0,8
Gauteng 15898 19,0
KwaZulu-Natal 4360 5,2
Limpopo 489 0,6
Mpumalanga 461 0,5
North West 1606 1,9
Northern Cape 214 0,3
Western Cape 47522 56,6
Unknown 52 0,1
Total 83890 100,0

 

Testing Data:


1 228 098 
tests have been completed in total of which 27 362 new tests are reported.

The number of recoveries is 44 920, which translates to a recovery rate of 53,5%.

More than 450,000 people have died as a result of the new coronavirus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

The World Health Organization has announced that testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in its large multi-country trial of treatments for COVID-19 patients had been halted after new data and studies showed no benefit.