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COVID-19 UPDATE-5th August: 529,877 Cases And 9298 Deaths In SA Now

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The Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, has announced that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa has increased. This is a developing story. 

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Wednesday 5th August 2002

Tests conducted to date: 3,113,191

Positive cases found: 529,877

  • Increase in cases in 24 hours: 8559

Deaths to date: 9298

  • Increase in deaths in 24 hours: 414

Recoveries to date: 377,266

  • Increase in recoveries in 24 hours: 13,515

Active cases: 143,313

Tuesday 4th August 2020

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, has confirmed the following:

As of today, a cumulative total of 521,318 confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded.

Regrettably, we report a further 345 new Covid-19 related deaths - 43 from Eastern Cape, 116 from Gauteng, 89 from Kwazulu-Natal, 97 from Western Cape. This brings the total deaths to 8884.,

The number of recoveries currently stands at 363,751 which translates to a recovery rate of 69,8%. 

Monday 3rd August 2020

Tests conducted to date: 3,058,695

Positive cases found: 516,862

  • Increase in cases in 24 hours: 5377

Deaths to date: 8539

  • Increase in deaths in 24 hours: 173

Recoveries to date: 358,037

  • Increase in recoveries in 24 hours: 10,810

Active cases: 150,286

Sunday 2nd August 2020

After 3,036,779 tests conducted in total, South Africa now has a total of 511,485 confirmed cases of Covid-,19. 8195 of these cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. 

The death toll from Covid-19 stands at 8366, an increase of 213 deaths since yesterday's update.

Recoveries are now at 347,227 and active cases are at 155,892.

Statistics show that Covid cases are starting to stabilise in Western Cape,Eastern Cape and Gauteng. 

South Africa has a recovery rate of 68%.

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, has said, "After 5 weeks of hard lockdown hunger, lack of food and income security resulted in social and economic distress and it became necessary to focus on saving both lives and livelihoods. Thus began the differentiated approach of easing restrictions through our alert level system. We embarked on this re-opening of the economy with the full understanding that an increase in numbers of cases was inevitable." 

Friday 31st July 2020

A total of 493 183 confirmed COVID-19 cases has been recorded in South Africa. With Gauteng having recorded 175 272 COVID-19 cases.

Since the last report, 41 486 new tests have been conducted.

Unfortunately the number of COVID-19 related deaths have increased by 193, bringing the total to 8 005.

The number of recoveries have also increased to 326 171.

Thursday 30th July 2020

Minister Mkhize confirms, "As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 482 169, the total number of deaths is 7 812 and the total number of recoveries is 309 601."

315 new Covid-19 related deaths have been reported: 121 from Eastern Cape, 96 from Gauteng, 55 from Kwazulu-Natal, 34 from Western Cape and 9 from North West.

11,046 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours.

The recovery rate currently stands at 64%.

"The total number of tests conducted to date is 2 918 049 with 44 886 new tests conduced since the last report," read a statement released by the Health Department.

Wednesday 29th July 2020,

South Africa confirmed COVID-19 cases now stand at 471,123. With Gauteng having the highest number of COVID-19 cases to date. Approximately 168,369 cases.

42,528 new tests were conducted since the last report.

Recoveries have increased to 297,967, with a recovery rate of 63%.

Deaths however have also risen in number, 7497 COVID-19 related deaths in total.

Tuesday 28th July 2020

Tests conducted to date: 2,830,635

  • Increase in tests done in 24 hours: 28,424

Positive cases found: 459,761

  • Increase in cases in 24 hours: 7232

Deaths to date: 7257

  • Increase in deaths in 24 hours: 190

Recoveries to date: 287,313

  • Increase in recoveries in 24 hours: 12,388

Active cases: 165,191

Monday 27th July 2020

Minister Zweli Mkhize stated the following:

As of today, a cumulative total of 452,529 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 2,802,211 with 28,433 new tests conducted since the last report. 

Regrettably, we report 298 new COVID-19 related deaths: 77 from Eastern Cape, 61 from Gauteng, 9 from Kwazulu-Natal, 36 from Western Cape, 13 from Mpumalanga, 91 from the Free State and 11 from North West. This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 7067.

The number of recoveries currently stands at 274,925 which translates to a recovery rate of 61%. 

Sunday 26th July 2020

The total confirmed cases of Covid-19 is now at 445,433, an increase of 11,233 cases since the last report. 

114 more South Africans have died from Covid-19, which brings the death toll to 6769.

South Africa's recovery rate currently stands at 59,5% with 265,077 total recoveries in the country.

Active cases in the country stands at 173,587.

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, said, "We are still concerned about the numbers for August. The pattern varies according to Province. The Western Cape numbers are now reducing, KZN is the one that is now on the rise. All the provinces have taken strain. It is expected that COVID19 will exacerbate problems that we've had before."

Friday 24th July 2020

SA confirmed COVID-19 cases now stand at 421 996. With Gauteng having the highest number of COVID-19 cases to date. Approximately 153 020 cases.

52 382 new tests were conducted since the last report.

Recoveries have increased to 245 771, with a recovery rate of 58%.

Deaths however have also risen in number, 6 343 COVID-19 related deaths in total.

“The World Health Organisation has reported a record daily increase in new coronavirus infections and COVID-19 related deaths with South Africa one of the four countries in the world with the biggest jump in cases,” reported SAfm News.

Thursday 23rd July 2020

Minister Zweli Mkhize stated, "As announced by His Excellency President MC Ramaphosa, a cumulative total of 408,052 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 13,014 new cases identified."

Recoveries now come to a total of 236,260 while active cases in the country stands at 165,699.

To date, 2,632,106 tests have been conducted.

Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Tests conducted to date: 2,585,474

  • Increase in tests done in 24 hours: 48,553

Positive cases found: 394,948

  • Increase in cases in 24 hours: 13,150

Deaths to date: 5940

  • Increase in deaths in 24 hours: 572

Recoveries to date: 229,175

  • Increase in recoveries in 24 hours: 21,031

Active cases: 159,833

400 of the deaths recorded in the last 24 hours are from the Eastern Cape.

Tuesday 21st July 2020

The total confirmed cases of Covid-19 is now at 381,798, an increase of 8170 cases since the last report. 

195 more South Africans have died from Covid-19, which brings the death toll to 5368.

South Africa's recovery rate currently stands at 54% with 208,144 total recoveries in the country.

For the second day, South Africa has recorded less COVID-19 cases than the day before. 

It is also expected that Covid cases in Kwazulu-Natal will soar.

Active cases in the country stands at 168,286.

Monday 20th July 2020

Minister Zweli Mkhize stated, "As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID19 cases is 373,628, the total number of deaths is 5173 and total number of recoveries is 194,865."

Within 24 hours, 9300 new cases were confirmed while active cases in the country stands at 173,590.

To date, 2,505,646 tests have been conducted.

Sunday 19th July 2020

Tests conducted to date: 2,471,747

  • Increase in tests done in 24 hours: 49,006

Positive cases found: 364,328

  • Increase in cases in 24 hours: 13,449

Deaths to date: 5033

  • Increase in deaths in 24 hours: 85

Recoveries to date: 191,059

  • Increase in recoveries in 24 hours: 8829

Active cases: 168,236

Minister Mkhize announced that the recommended isolation period for patient with a confirmed Covid-19 infection has been reduced from 14 to 10 days. 

Friday 17th July 2020

South Africa's total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increases to 337 594. With Gauteng recording 123 408 cases and the Western Cape 84 254 cases.

Since the last report, 48 130 new tests were conducted.

To date, 4 804 COVID-19 related deaths were reported. Eastern Cape has a total of 772 deaths, Free State 47, Gauteng 917, KwaZulu-Natal 378, Limpopo 33, Mpumalanga 44, North West 48, Northern Cape 15 and Western Cape 2 550.

Recoveries have risen to 178 183, with an increase of 12 592.

Thursday 16th July 2020

13,172 new cases have been recorded in South Africa, which increases the confirmed COVID-19 cases to 324,221.

The number of COVID-19 related deaths have increased by 216 . Eastern Cape have reported a further 25 deaths, Mpumalanga 7, Free State 10, Kwazulu-Natal 41, Western Cape 47, and Gauteng 88.

Which brings the total deaths to 4669.

Recoveries now stand at 165,591, with a recovery rate of 51%.

eNCA reported, "The Western Cape is noticing a slowing in COVID19 mortality and admissions to hospitals. The peak is still predicted at the end of July - current data suggests it won’t be as high as predicted."

Wednesday 15th July 2020

After 2,278,127 tests conducted in total, South Africa now has a total of 311,049 confirmed cases of Covid-19. 12,757 of these cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. 

The death toll from Covid-19 stands at 4453, an increase of 107 deaths since yesterday's update.

Recoveries are now at 160,693 and active cases are at 145,903.

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Minister Zweli Mkhize stated, "As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID19 cases is 298,292, the total number of deaths is 4346 and total number of recoveries is 146,279."

Within 24 hours, 10,496 new cases were confirmed while active cases in the country stands at 147,667.

To date, 2,232,738 tests have been conducted.

Monday 13th July 2020

It has been reported that 11,554 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded, which brings the total to 287,796.

The total number of tests conducted is 2,194,624  with 40,233 new tests conducted since the last report. 

Unfortunately, the number of COVID-19 related deaths have risen by 93, with 37 from the Western Cape, 11 from Mpumalanga, 16 from the Free State, 23 Eastern Cape, and 6 from KwaZulu-Natal. Bringing the COVID-19 death total to 4172.

However, on a lighter note the number of recoveries have also increased to 138,241. 

Gauteng has surpassed the 100,000 mark, with 103,713 cases, and is the first province to do so.

Sunday 12th July 2020 

Tests conducted to date: 2,154,391

  • Increase in tests done in 24 hours: 45,821

Positive cases found: 276,242

  • Increase in cases in 24 hours: 12,058

Deaths to date: 4079

  • Increase in deaths in 24 hours: 108

Recoveries to date: 134,874

  • Increase in recoveries in 24 hours: 7,159

Active cases: 137,289

Friday 10th July 2020

It has been reported that 12 348 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded, which brings the total to 250 687.

The total number of tests conducted is 2 057 23,2 with 56 663 new tests conducte.d since the last report. 

Unfortunately, the number of COVID-19 related deaths have risen by 140, with 66 from the Western Cape, 39 from Gauteng, 24 Eastern Cape, and 11 from KwaZulu-Natal. Bringing the COVID-19 death total to 3 860.

However, on a lighter note the number of recoveries have also increased to 118 232. 

Thursday 9th July 2020

Minister Zweli Mkhize stated, "As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID19 cases is 238 339, the total number of deaths is 3 720 and total number of recoveries is 113 061. We have also reached a milestone of having completed over two million tests for Coronavirus."

Within 24 hours, 13,674 new cases were confirmed while active cases in the country stands at 121,558.

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Tests conducted to date: 1,944,399

  • Increase in tests done in 24 hours: 36,867

Positive cases found: 224,665

  • Increase in cases in 24 hours: 8780

Deaths to date: 3602

  • Increase in deaths in 24 hours: 100

Recoveries to date: 106,842

  • Increase in recoveries in 24 hours: 4543

Active cases: 114,223

Gauteng is now the Covid epicentre of South Africa with a total of 75,015 confirmed cases, a death toll of 478 and recoveries in the province are at 19,779.

Tuesday 7th July 2020

After 1,907,532 tests conducted in total, South Africa now has a total of 215,885 confirmed cases of Covid-19. 10,134 of these cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. 

The death toll from Covid-19 stands at 3502, an increase of 192 deaths since yesterday's update.

Recoveries are now at 102,299 and active cases are at 99,920.

Monday 6th July 2020

33 950 new cases have been recorded in South Africa, which increases the confirmed COVID-19 cases to 205 721. There have been 8 971 new cases recorded.

The number of COVID-19 related deaths have increased by 111. Eastern Cape have reported a further 9 deaths, Limpopo 17, Western Cape 35, and Gauteng 50.

Which brings the total deaths to 3 310.

Recoveries now stand at 97 848, with a recovery rate of 47,6%.

Sunday 5th July 2020

After 1,830,161 tests conducted in total, South Africa now has a total of 196,750 confirmed cases of Covid-19. 8773 of these cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. 

The death toll from Covid-19 stands at 3199, an increase of 173 deaths since yesterday's update.

Recoveries are now at 93,315 and active cases are at 99,236.

Friday March 20th

There are now 202 cases of the Coronavirus which has been declared a national disaster by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Globally, there are now 247,595 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 10,064 deaths. The virus has spread to 182 countries/territories.

Among the new cases in the country is a 2-year-old boy from the Western Cape who has not travelled internationally. This is the youngest confirmed case.

“It is notable that there are eight cases of local transmission,” said the Minister in a statement.

There are 14 new cases in Gauteng:

-A 45 year-old male who had travelled to Belgium, UK, France and the US

-A 37 year-old male who had travelled to the UK

-A 54 year-old female who had travelled to the USA

-A 52 year-old male who had travelled to the UK

-A 25 year-old male who travelled to the UK

-A 52 year-old female who had travelled to Italy

-A 59 year-old male who travelled to the UK and Dubai

-A 57 year-old male who travelled to the USA

-A 60 year-old male who travelled to the USA

-A 37 year-old female who travelled to Italy and Dubai

-A 21 year-old female with no travel history

-A 34 year-old male with no international travel history

-A 26 year-old female with no international travel history

-A 32 year-old female with no international travel history

There are four new cases in KwaZulu-Natal:

-A 48 year-old male who travelled to Dubai

-A 59 year-old female with no international travel history

-A 5 year-old male with no international travel history

-A 3 year-old male with no international travel history

There are five new cases in the Western Cape:

-A 3 year-old male who travelled to the UK

-A 58 year-old male who travelled to the UK and Austria

-A 2 year-old male with no international travel

-A 62 year-old female who travelled to the UK and Ethiopia

-A 71 year-old female who travelled to the UK

The Minister said there was a debate with clinicians, epidemiologists, virologists on when government must release results to the public.

“These experts raised an issue of an ethical obligation to immediately alert patients as soon as the results become available.

“This therefore means that by the time a confirmation test is conducted in public laboratories, patients would have been notified of their initial results. This clarification is important because as government, we had announced to the public that all positive results will be verified through our public laboratories and the NICD,” explained the Minister.

He said in an effort to ensure transparency, government had decided to release results as they are submitted by both public and private labs.

“In instances where our confirmation tests give contrary results, we will inform the public, make reference to that specific result previously announced and give the outcome of the confirmation results.

“Whilst we respect that private laboratories have the capacity to test and on their own issue results, our intention and approach is to ensure that there is credibility in the information and results given to the public.“Whilst we appreciate the importance of being transparent with South Africans, we will not do so irresponsibly and not take into account all clinical and any other broader implications of the information we give to you,” he said.

Repatriated South Africans

Mkhize further announced that the South Africans who were repatriated from Wuhan City, in China have tested negative for COVID-19. The group arrived in South Africa on Saturday and are in quarantine at The Ranch Hotel in Limpopo.

“It gives us great pleasure to also announce to South Africans that all the citizens from Wuhan were tested and their results came back negative for COVID-19. We continue to keep them in quarantine for the prescribed period and will thereafter initiate the process of reunifying them with the community,” said the Minister.

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