South Africa’s COVID-19 Cases Rise

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Coronavirus

As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 7572.

Case Data

PROVINCECOVID-19 Confirmed Cases
Eastern Cape838
Free State128
Gauteng1697
KwaZulu-Natal1142
Limpopo40
Mpumalanga57
North West35
Northern Cape26
Western Cape3609
Unknown0
Total7572

Testing Data

A total of 268 064 tests have been conducted to date with 10 523 tests done in the past 24 hours.

SectorTotal tested New tested 
Private133 31450%5 16549%
Public134 75050%5 35851%
Grand Total268 064 10 523 

Reported COVID-19 Deaths

Regrettably, we report 10 more COVID-19 related deaths: 7 from Western Cape 1 from Eastern Cape, 1 from KZN and 1 from Gauteng. This brings the total deaths nationally to 148.

We wish to express our condolences to the families of the deceased and thank the health care workers who treated these patients.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

ProvinceDeaths
Eastern Cape18
Free State6
Gauteng15
KwaZulu Natal36
Limpopo2
Mpumalanga0
North West0
Northern Cape0
Western Cape71
Total148

World Hand Hygiene Day

Today we commemorate World Hand Hygiene Day in a year that has particularly shone the spotlight on hand hygiene.

As we know, one of the ways Coronavirus is transferred is by hands which have come into contact with contaminated surfaces, objects or areas of the body.

To echo the sentiments of our Honourable President Cyril Ramaphosa, who addressed us from KwaZulu Natal today, the COVID-19 outbreak is giving us an opportunity, as humanity, to review our way of life and take forward all the important lessons we are learning into a new future.

Washing hands saves lives. Remember to wash your hands thoroughly and regularly, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water or hand sanitizer.



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