Wednesday, 24 June 2020 22:52

 

The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 111 796.

There were 5,688 new infections.

This is not only the biggest single-day increase in confirmed cases, but also the first time that more than 5,000 cases have been recorded in a single day.

Case Data:

Province Total cases for 24 June 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 19214 17,2
Free State 889 0,8
Gauteng 26156 23,4
KwaZulu-Natal 6075 5,4
Limpopo 670 0,6
Mpumalanga 713 0,6
North West 2618 2,3
Northern Cape 299 0,3
Western Cape 55162 49,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 111796 100,0

 

A further 103 COVID-19 related deaths were reported- 15 from Eastern Cape, 25 from Gauteng and 63 from Western Cape. This brings the total deaths to 2205.

Gender Distribution Deaths:

Male (%) Female (%) Unknown Total
1146 (51,9%) 1057 (48,0%) 2 (0,1) 2205

The mortality rate is 2,0%.

 

The number of recoveries is 56 874, which translates to a recovery rate of 50,9%.

1 416 894 tests have been completed in total of which 34 122 new tests are reported.

To date, more than nine million people have been infected, and more than 470,000 have died from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Volunteers in South Africa and Brazil started receiving injections of a potential vaccine against the coronavirus rolled out by Oxford University. 

The vaccine, developed together with pharmaceutical group AstraZeneca, is one of the most promising of the dozens that researchers worldwide are racing to test and bring to market. 

In South Africa, the trial will consist of 2,000 volunteers from 18 to 65 years of age, including some HIV positive patients, who will be monitored for 12 months after vaccination to assess how well the vaccine guards against COVID-19.  

Compiled by Lehlohonolo Lehana.