We've updated the Coronavirus in South Africa dashboard to show the latest numbers. Confirmed Covid-19 cases increased by 385, the biggest yet, and 13,164 tests were conducted in the past day, which is also the most done in a 24-hour period. The total number of confirmed cases is now 6,336. Seven more deaths were reported, bringing the total to 123. Reported recoveries have reached 2,549.
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Total infections: 6,336
New infections since last update: 385
Total deaths: 123
Total people recovered: 2,549
Province with the most reported infections: Western Cape has 2,700 infections
Total number of tests done: 230,686
Deaths by age and gender
We removed the charts that track deaths by age and gender from the dashboard recently because the information we needed to update them was released so inconsistently that the unknown columns were bigger than the known ones. Tonight the department of health released detailed age and gender information, so we decided turn it into charts and include them in this newsletter. 58% of the people who have died of Covid-19 were men and 42% women. 60% of the people who died were 60 years old or older.
Expect Covid-19 outbreaks after the end of the lockdown
Schools and workplaces won't be exempt from sporadic outbreaks of the coronavirus, say experts. "The key is not to get worked up about it".
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The Coronavirus in South Africa dashboard and newsletter is a partnership between Media Hack Collective and Bhekisisa. Together we aim to keep you informed with quality news and information about the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa.
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