Wednesday, 08 July 2020
Pretoria: As of Tuesday, South Africa had 215 855 COVID-19 cases of which 10 134 were reported in the last 24 hours.
Reported COVID-19 Deaths:
Meanwhile, the country also recorded its darkest hour since the outbreak after 192 lost their lives, bringing the death toll to 3 502.
Of the additional fatalities, 75 are from Gauteng, 44 from the Western Cape, 36 from the Eastern Cape, 22 from KwaZulu-Natal and 15 from Limpopo.
The provincial deaths and recoveries breakdown is as follows:
|Western Cape||2145||52 175|
“We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased,” the Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, said.
In addition, 102 299 people have recuperated, which translates to a recovery rate of 47.4%.
1 907 532 tests have been completed in total of which 43 421 new tests are reported.
Gauteng, which is expected to be an epicentre in a few days, is catching up to the Western Cape after their number of infections grew by 4 597 on Tuesday.
The Western Cape remains the worst-hit province for now with 72 156 cases, followed by Gauteng 71 488, Eastern Cape 40 401 and KwaZulu-Natal 16 743.
The North West has 6 842 cases, Free State 3 034, Mpumalanga 2 353, Limpopo 1 950 and Northern Cape 888.
Provincial Case Data
|Province||Total cases for 7 July 2020||Percentage total|
|Eastern Cape||40 401||18,7|
|Free State||3 034||1,4|
|Western Cape||72 156||33,4|
According to the World Health Organisation, there are 11 500 302 cases globally and 535 759 deaths.