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23 April 2020
We've updated the Coronavirus in South Africa dashboard to show the latest numbers. Today saw 318 new confirmed Covid-19 cases, the biggest daily increase yet. Two-hundred of those new cases were in the Western Cape, which now has 1,279 confirmed cases, more than Gauteng, which has 1,252. The virus has claimed another 10 lives, bringing the total confirmed Covid-19-related deaths to 75. Six of the deaths were in the Western Cape, two were in KwaZulu-Natal and there was one each in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape. There is some good news, recoveries have increased to 1,473

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



Quick overview

Total infections: 3,953
New infections since last update: 318
Total deaths: 75 
Total people recovered: 1,473
Province with the most reported infections: Western Cape has 1,279 infections
Total number of tests done: 143,570
• Information on locally transmitted and external infections has not been made public since 22 March.


You can view the full, updated dashboard here: https://mediahack.co.za/datastories/coronavirus

We have made a chart comparing the confirmed and active cases in each province using data made public this evening by the department of health. 843 people have recovered from Covid-19 in Gauteng, which means that at present it has fewer active cases than the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. The Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal have recorded the most Covid-19 deaths, with 28 and 27 respectively.



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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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