COVID-19 latest: Confirmed cases increase in South Africa by 12 349, reported deaths spike by 140
The number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in South Africa now stands at 250 687, along with 3 860 deaths and 118 232 recoveries.
The latest COVID-19 figures have been released. The Department of Health confirmed on Friday 10 July that South Africa’s cumulative caseload now stands at 250 687.
COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA: FRIDAY 10 JULY 2020
Health Minister Mkhize confirmed that the number of new cases of the novel coronavirus in South Africa reached 250 687, which is an increase of 12 349 new cases since Thursday’s reported figure of 238 339
The statement also highlighted that 118 232 South Africans have recovered from COVID-19. Unfortunately, a further 140 deaths were reported: 24 from Eastern Cape, 11 from KwaZulu Natal, 39 from Gauteng and 66 from Western Cape.
This brings the total deaths to 3 860. The breakdown per province can be found below. As of 10 July, the recovery rate is 47.2%.
BREAKDOWN OF NEW CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES
TESTS AND SCREENING
As of today, a total of 2 057 232 tests have been conducted, of which 56 663 were done in the last 24 hours. The total number of tests conducted in the private sector stands at 1 128 553, of which 40 980 were done in the last 24 hours.
In addition, 928 679 tests were conducted in the public sector, with 15 683 being done within the last 24 hours.
NEW CASES, DEATHS AND RECOVERIES BY PROVINCE
The confirmed COVID-19 cases per province is as follows:
|Gauteng||87 033||554||23 804|
|Western Cape||76 067||2 295||55 534|
|KwaZulu Natal||21 386||260||5 953|
|Free State||4 221||19||629|
|Eastern Cape||46 284||634||28 903|
|North West||1 168||36||1 688|
|Northern Cape||1 168||7||277|
AKA TESTS POSITIVE
Rapper and South African musician AKA confirmed on Friday that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus. To raise awareness, AKA is calling on all South Africans who are exhibiting symptoms to get tested sooner rather than later.
He urged the public to take necessary precautions as outlined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the government. AKA concluded by saying COVID-19 is a “very real part of many lives”, and vowed to share his recovery journey.
THREAT OF COVID-19 SPREADING IN AFRICA
As reported by the BBC, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) director for Africa, said: “With more than a third of countries in Africa doubling their cases over the past month, the threat of Covid-19 overwhelming fragile health systems is escalating”.
GLOBAL COVID-19 NEWS
As of Friday 10 July 2020, there are 12.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 12 501 988 to exact — along with 559 838 deaths and 7 290 203 recoveries.
There are currently 4 652 247 active cases across the globe; this figured spike by more than 100 000 within the space of a few days. Out of the active cases, 4 593 477 are a mild infection, while 58 770 are in a critical condition.
The USA still has the most confirmed cases in the world, having just exceeded the 3.2 million-mark, along with 136 158 reported deaths. Sadly, the USA reported a spike of 30 705 cases and 336 deaths within the space of 24 hours.
Brazil is currently the second-most affected country, with 1 768 970 confirmed cases, 69 406 deaths and 1 158 596 recoveries. South Africa is currently 13th on the list.