Sunday, 21 June 2020 23:07

 

The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 97 302 with 4 621 new cases identified.

A further 53 COVID-19 related deaths were reported - 8 from Gauteng, 1 from KwaZulu Natal, 17 from Eastern Cape and 27 from Western Cape.

This brings the total deaths to 1930 and the mortality rate is 1,98%.

Case Data:

Province Total cases for 21 June 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 15751 16,2
Free State 733 0,8
Gauteng 20822 21,4
KwaZulu-Natal 5030 5,2
Limpopo 564 0,6
Mpumalanga 573 0,6
North West 2148 2,2
Northern Cape 237 0,2
Western Cape 51441 52,9
Unknown 3 0,0
Total 97302 100,0

 

Testing Data:


1 328 060 
tests have been completed in total of which 34 452 new tests are reported.

 

The number of recoveries is 51 608, which translates to a recovery rate of 53%.

Worldwide, at least 8.75 million people have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, more than 4.3 million have recovered, and more than 464,000 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases by its count, at more than 183,000 new cases in the latest 24 hours.

The UN health agency says Brazil led the way with 54,771 cases tallied and the US next at 36,617. Over 15,400 came in in India.

Experts say rising case counts can reflect multiple factors including more widespread testing as well as broader infection.

Compiled by Lehlohonolo Lehana.