Thursday, 25 June 2020 23:37

 

The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 118 375.

This is an increase of 6,579 cases from 111,796 cases reported on Wednesday, which is a new 24-hour high.

A further 87 COVID-19 related deaths were reported- 2 from Gauteng, 15 from KwaZulu Natal, 17 from Eastern Cape from 53 Western Cape. This brings the total deaths to 2 292.

Gender Distribution Deaths:

Male (%) Female (%) Unknown Total
1193 (52,1%) 1097 (47,9%) 2 (0,0) 2292

The mortality rate is 1,9%.

 

Case Data:

Province Total cases for 25 June 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 20487 17,3
Free State 976 0,8
Gauteng 28746 24,3
KwaZulu-Natal 6590 5,6
Limpopo 730 0,6
Mpumalanga 783 0,7
North West 2965 2,5
Northern Cape 318 0,3
Western Cape 56780 48,0
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 118375 100,0

 

Testing Data:


1 460 012 
tests have been completed in total of which 43 118 new tests are reported.

 

The number of recoveries is 59 974 which translates to a recovery rate of 50,7%.

More than 9.5 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, while nearly 4.8 million have recovered, and more than 484,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The pandemic is getting worse globally with the number of infections expected to reach 10 million next week, WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said.

It is not certain that scientists will be able to create an effective vaccine against the coronavirus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic, but it could take a year before one were to be invented, the head of the World Health Organization has said.

Speaking via video conference to deputies from the European Parliament's health committee, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said if such a vaccine became a reality, it should become a public good available to all.

He said the WHO had already more than 100 candidates for a vaccine of which one was at an advanced stage of development.

"Hoping that there will be a vaccine, the estimate is we may have a vaccine within one year. If accelerated, it could be even less than that, but by a couple of months. That's what scientists are saying," he said.

Compiled by Lehlohonolo Lehana.