We've updated the Coronavirus in South Africa dashboard to show the latest numbers. Today's update from the Department of Health was short and sweet. There were 297 new confirmed Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 5,647. And, some good news, no new deaths were announced.
We mentioned in a blog post about Covid-19 in the provinces that only two provinces are regularly releasing local data: the Western Cape and Gauteng. Now that we've started to included active cases in the provincial charts, we want to say something about the provincial recoveries data. The national health department updates this information only ever four or five days. So, for example, the national department's recoveries in the Western Cape have been 216 since 23 April, but, according to the Western Cape's department of health, there have been 657 recoveries in the province to date, the national department has recoveries in Gauteng at 843, but the provincial health department's number today was 948. We are using the national department's numbers as our primary source, but we sincerely hope the department releases updated recovery numbers for the provinces soon.
Scroll down for a quick overview or click here to view the full dashboard.
Total infections: 5,647
New infections since last update: 297
Total deaths: 103
Total people recovered: 2,073
Province with the most reported infections: Western Cape has 2,342 infections
Total number of tests done: 207,530
• Information on locally transmitted and external infections has not been made public since 22 March.
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