COVID-19 latest: Cases rise by 5 688, death toll now at 2 205

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.

Source: https://www.thesouthafrican.com/

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