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COVID-19 UPDATE-9th July: 238,339 Cases And 3720 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. 

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 t,ests 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 3rd July 2020

Tests conducted to date: 1,745,153

Positive cases found: 177,124

  • Increase in cases in 24 hours: 9063

Deaths to date: 2952

  • Increase in deaths in 24 hours: 108

Recoveries to date: 86,298

  • Increase in recoveries in 24 hours: 4299

Active cases: 87,874

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, has confirmed the following:

As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 168,061. 

Regrettably, we report a further 95 Covid-19 related deaths - 12 from Eastern Cape, 38 from Gauteng, 16 from Kwazulu-Natal and 29 from Western Cape. This brings the total deaths to 2844.

The mortality rate is 1,7%. 

The number of recoveries is 81,999 which translates to a recovery rate of 48,8%. 

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Tests conducted to date: 1,666,939

Positive cases found: 159,333

  • Increase in cases in 24 hours: 8124

Deaths to date: 2749

  • Increase in deaths in 24 hours: 92

Recoveries to date: 76,025

  • Increase in recoveries in 24 hours: 2482

Active cases: 80,559

SABC News reported, "South Africa has registered its highest number of infections to date within a 24 hour cycle."

Tuesday 30th June 2020

After 1,630,008 tests conducted in total, South Africa now has a total of 151,209 confirmed cases of Covid-19. 6945 of these cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. 

The death toll from Covid-19 stands at 2657, an increase of 128 deaths since yesterday's update.

Recoveries are now at 73,543 and active cases are at 75,009.

Monday 29th June 2020

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, has confirmed the following:

As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 144,264. 

Regrettably, we report a further 73 Covid-19 related deaths - 1 from Mpumalanga, 5 from Limpopo, 2 from North West, 6 from Gauteng, 10 from Eastern Cape, 6 from Kwazulu-Natal and 43 from Western Cape. This brings the total deaths to 2529.

The mortality rate is 1,8%. 

The number of recoveries is 70,614 which translates to a recovery rate of 48,9%. 

Mkhize has stated, "We could not sustain the lockdown the way it was. We needed people to get back to their jobs and for the economy to be revived. We needed to do that under new circumstances where we use masks, social distance and sanitize our hands."

Sunday 28th June 2020

Tests conducted to date: 1,567,084

Positive cases found: 138,134

  • Increase in cases in 24 hours: 6334

Deaths to date: 2456

  • Increase in deaths in 24 hours: 43

Recoveries to date: 68,925

  • Increase in recoveries in 24 hours: 1831

Active cases: 66,753

Friday 26th June 2020

Tests conducted to date: 1,493,104

Positive cases found: 124,590

  • Increase in cases in 24 hours: 6215

Deaths to date: 2340

  • Increase in deaths in 24 hours: 48
  • Mortality rate: 1,9%

Recoveries to date: 64,111

  • Increase in recoveries in 24 hours: 4173
  • Recovery rate: 51,5%.

Active cases: 58,139

Thursday 25th June 2020

After 1,460,012 tests conducted in total, South Africa now has a total of 118,375 confirmed cases of Covid-19. 6579 of these cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. 

The death toll from Covid-19 stands at 2292, an increase of 87 deaths since yesterday's update.

Recoveries are now at 59,974 and active cases are at 56,109.

Wednesday 24th June 2020

As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID19 cases is 111 796, the total number of deaths is 2205 and the total number of recoveries is 56 874.

This shows increases of 5688 cases, 103 more deaths and 1829 recoveries.

The mortality rate stands at 2% and the recovery rate stands at 50,9%.

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Tests conducted to date: 1.382,772

Positive cases found: 106,108

  • Increase in cases in 24 hours: 4518

Deaths to date: 2102

  • Increase in deaths in 24 hours: 111
  • Mortality rate: 2%

Recoveries to date: 55,045

  • Increase in recoveries in 24 hours: 1601
  • Recovery rate: 51,9%.

Active cases: 48,961

Monday 22nd June 2020

SA's Health Minister confirms the following:

As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has breached the 100 000 mark, at 101 590.

The total number of deaths is 1 991 and the total number of recoveries is 53 444.

The mortality rate stand at 2% while the recovery rate is currently 52,6%. 

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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