Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Pretoria: As of Wednesday; the 27 January 2021, the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified on South Africa is 1 430 648 with 7 070 new cases identified since the last report.

Provinces cases data:

Tests conducted:

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 107 833 with 49 065 new tests conducted since the last report.

Deaths reported:

753 more deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 6, Free State 17, Gauteng 75 ,Kwa-Zulu Natal 261, Limpopo 219 (the province continues to conduct audits of the deaths in hospitals and updating the figures), Mpumalanga 16, North West 50, Northern Cape 7 and Western Cape 102.

This brings the total to 42 550 deaths.

Recoveries and active cases:

Recoveries now stand at 1 263 476, representing a recovery rate of 88,3%.

Global view

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there are 99 864 391 confirmed global cases of COVID-19, including 2 149 700 deaths.

The WHO said 4.1 million new cases were reported in the past week, a decline of 15% from the previous week and the second week of decline after global case incidence peaked in the first week of January 2021.

“This downward trend is largely attributed to relative reductions in case incidence in several countries that have contributed the highest numbers in recent months, but hides continued upward trends in other countries in the same regions.”

Meanwhile, the agency said the ongoing and prolonged high rates of new infections continues to strain health systems in many countries around the world.

“All regions reported a decline in new cases except the Western Pacific region which reported a similar incidence to last week.”

In addition, the largest decrease in new cases was reported in the European region by 20% followed by the African region, which went down by 16%.

“The Americas and Europe reported 86% of all new cases globally in the past week,” WHO said, adding that around 96 000 deaths have been reported.

“The Americas and Eastern Mediterranean region reported an increase in new deaths by 4% and 3% respectively, whereas Europe, South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions showed a decrease in new deaths compared to last week.”

The WHO said no change in new deaths was seen in Africa.

In the past week, the five countries reporting the highest number of new cases continue to be the United States (1 259 902 cases, 20% decrease), Brazil (360 428 cases, 5% decrease), the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland (260 098 cases, 24% decrease), Russia (151 191 cases, 9% decrease) and France (138 288 cases, 10% increase).