Cases increased to 111 796 on Wedneday, with Health Minster Zweli Mkhize saying that a further 103 people have died from COVID-19.
As of Wednesday 24 June, South Africa has 111 796 confirmed COVID-19 cases to deal with, following an increase of 5 688 since Tuesday 23 June.
This is the biggest increase over the course of a 24-hour window since the virus hit South Africa.
The latest case increase was accompanied by the announcement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize that a further 103 people have died from the deadly virus in the last 24-hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 2 205.
With 56 874 people having successfully recovered after having become infected, it stands to reason that there are currently 54 922 active cases in South Africa.
There have been 1 416 894 tests completed since the pandemic brought the country to a standstill in March, with 34 122 tests conducted in the last 24-hours.
PROVINCIAL COVID-19 CASES:
The following confirmed COVID-19 cases have been detected in each province as of Wednesday 24 June:
- Gauteng – 26 156cases;
- Western Cape – 55 162 cases;
- KwaZulu-Natal – 6 075 cases;
- Free State – 889 cases;
- Eastern Cape – 19 214 cases;
- Limpopo – 670 cases;
- Mpumalanga – 713 cases;
- North West – 2 618 cases; and
- Northern Cape – 299 cases.