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27 April 2020
We've updated the Coronavirus in South Africa dashboard to show the latest numbers. Today saw 247 new confirmed Covid-19 cases, bringing the total to 4,793. Just over half of the new cases were in the Western Cape, which now has 1,737 confirmed cases. Sadly, three more people have died, bringing the total confirmed Covid-19-related deaths to 90. All three of them had underlying conditions. 

Covid-19 in the provinces
We've been collecting data about the new coronavirus in the provinces, even though we haven't added it to the dashboard yet. Did you know that 95% of the confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa are in just four provinces? And that Gauteng has fewer active cases than the Western Cape, KZN and the Eastern Cape? Read more about what we found when we dug into provincial data in our latest blog post.

Scroll down for a quick overview or click here to view the full dashboard.

Quick overview

Total infections: 4,793
New infections since last update: 247
Total deaths: 90
Total people recovered: 1,473
Province with the most reported infections: Western Cape has 1,737 infections
Total number of tests done: 178,470
• Information on locally transmitted and external infections has not been made public since 22 March.

Gauteng has over 800 recoveries, which have brought down the number of active Covid-19 cases in the province.

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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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