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:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 564 22022
Free State 19 528
Gauteng 478 19 779
KwaZulu Natal 205 4890
Limpopo 42 665
Mpumalanga 7 668
North West 36 1335
Northern Cape 6 237
Western Cape 2145 52 175
Total 3502 102 299

“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%.

Testing Data

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
Gauteng 71 488 33,1
KwaZulu-Natal 16 743 7,8
Limpopo 1950 0,9
Mpumalanga 2353 1,1
North West 6842 3,2
Northern Cape 888 0,4
Western Cape 72 156 33,4
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 215 855 100,0

According to the World Health Organisation, there are 11 500 302 cases globally and 535 759 deaths.