We've updated the Coronavirus in South Africa dashboard to show the latest numbers.
Total infections: 12,739
New infections since last update: 665
Total deaths: 238
Total people recovered: 5,676
Province with the most confirmed cases: Western Cape has 7,235
Province with the most confirmed deaths: Western Cape 129
Province with the most recoveries: Western Cape 2,573
Total number of tests done: 403,018 (51% public sector, 49% private sector)
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We have added a new table of provincial confirmed Covid-19 cases, deaths and recoveries, which will be updated daily. It also includes the number of tests done in each province and the tests per 100,000 people so you can compare the tests done by the population in each province. Those numbers we will update when we can because, unfortunately, the data is not made public by the department of health on a regular basis (for more read here). You'll find the provincial table under our menu for the moment.
It's interesting to compare the difference in the proportion of tests done per province since 6 May. Even though Gauteng has done the highest number of tests – 127,030 – in terms of the proportion of its population tested, the Western Cape has increased to 1,225 tests per 100,000 people, while Gauteng has tested 837 per 100,000 people.
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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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