The latest COVID-19 figures released by acting Health Minister Mmamaloko Kubayi-Ngubane on Friday evening report that cases have increased by 22 443 in the last 24-hours, meaning that the total number of infections that have been accumulatively reported since March 2020 has risen to 2 157 687. 

Sadly, over the last 24-hours alone, a further 374 people have died from COVID-19, meaning that a total of 63 873 people have succumbed to the virus since the first death in March 2020. 

A total of 1 884 have recovered having tested positive for COVID-19, representing  a recovery rate of 87.3%.

Provincial COVID-19 case breakdown Friday 9 july

The following confirmed COVID-19 cases have been recorded in each province as of Friday 9 July:

  • Eastern Cape – 212 547 cases, 12 056 deaths;
  • Free State – 119 137 cases5 396 deaths;
  • Gauteng –  11 680 cases; 14 247 deaths;
  • KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) – 367 138 cases; 10 863 deaths;
  • Limpopo – 89 042 cases2 827 deaths;
  • Mpumalanga – 104 245 cases; 1 535 deaths;
  • North West – 107 681 cases2 584 deaths;
  • Northern Cape – 61 319 cases1 448 deaths;
  • Western Cape – 343 724 cases, 12 917 deaths; and
  • Unallocated –  0 cases, 0 deaths.

Latest vaccine figures:  

A total of 4 203 293 people have received either the Pfizer or Johnson and Johnson jab in South Africa to date.

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Presh JM Reporter

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