COVID-19 latest: Confirmed cases in SA increase by 18 503, deaths rise by 712

The latest COVID-19 figures have been released. According to the Health Ministry, 18 503 new cases were identified in South Africa. As of today, the death toll stands at 35 140, with recoveries at 1 030 930.

COVID-19 update: 14 January 2021

Breakdown of new confirmed COVID-19 cases

As per Health Minister Zweli Mkhize’s report, 18 503 confirmed cases were identified since 13 January, when 18 555 new cases were identified. Unfortunately, we also lost 712 patients to COVID-19-related illnesses.

As per the report, 97 patients from the Eastern Cape passed away, 21 from the Free State, 114 from Gauteng, 232 from KwaZulu-Natal, 11 from Limpopo, 10 from Mpumalanga, 15 from Northern Cape and 162 from the Western Cape.

At the time of publishing, the Health Ministry conducted 7 433 571 cumulative COVID-19 tests, of which 74 830 were done during the past 24 hours: 32 332 at public facilities and 42 498 at private facilities.

Breakdown of new COVID-19 cases

New cases, deaths and recoveries by province

The confirmed COVID-19 cases per province is as follows:

Province Total Cases in South Africa Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases currently
Gauteng 350 976 6 720 295 094 49 162
Western Cape 251 107 8 804 201 370 40 933
KwaZulu-Natal 269 632 5 964 196 085 67 583
Free State 68 758 2 396 56 958 9 404
Eastern Cape 184 611 9 283 168 310 7 018
Limpopo 43 737 713 32 072 10 952
Mpumalanga 49 943 746 39 477 9 720
North West 49 359 757 36 043 12 559
Northern Cape 28 683 469 24 331 3 883
Unallocated 0
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Image via Twitter: @DrZweliMkhize

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Global statistics

At the time of publishing, the global caseload currently stands at 93 351 7850 as of Thursday 14 January 2021, along with 1 996 912 recorded deaths and 66 592 781 recoveries.

The USA has a caseload of 23,765,203 confirmed cases, along with 396,588 total deaths and 14,045,609 recoveries. Approximately 148 000 new cases were recorded over the last 24 hours.

Also in the top five is worst-affected countries is India with a caseload of 10,527,846 while Brazil has a caseload of 8,324,294, Russia with 3,495,816 and the UK with 3,260,258.

France, which used to occupy the fifth spot, dropped down to sixth place. South Africa is currently 16th on the list, preceded by Iran, Poland, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Turkey.

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Presh JM Reporter

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