The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 106 108.
This is an increase of 4,518 cases from 101,590 cases reported on Monday.
A further 111 COVID-19 related deaths were reported- 1 from Mpumalanga, 4 from KwaZulu Natal, 28 from Eastern Cape and 78 from Western Cape.
Gender Distribution Deaths:
|Male (%)||Female (%)||Unknown||Total|
|1087 (51,7%)||1013 (48,2%)||2 (0,1)||2102|
This brings the total deaths to 2102.
|Province||Total cases for 23 June 2020||Percentage total|
1 382 772 tests have been completed in total of which 29 596 new tests are reported.
The number of recoveries is 55 045, which translates to a recovery rate of 51,9%.
Health Minister ZweliMkhize urged South Africans to abide to the basic principles of COVID-19 prevention: washing and sanitising hands frequently, wearing cloth masks in public, and maintain social distance.
He said government’s testing strategy has enabled the country to complete over 1.2 million tests in just under four months. The backlog has also been reduced from 101 000 to 46 493.
South Africa currently has a capacity of 7 134 ventilators, 5 401 of which are currently available in both public and private sectors combined; 1 000 more have been pledged to be donated and 733 have been procured.
Worldwide, more than 9 million people have been confirmed to have the coronavirus. More than 4.5 million have recovered, while more than 472,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Compiled by Lehlohonolo Lehana.