The latest COVID-19 figures released by acting Health Minister Mmamaloko Kubayi-Ngubane on Wednesday evening report that cases have increased by 21 427 in the last 24-hours, meaning that the total number of infections that have been accumulatively reported since March 2020 has risen to 2 112 336

Sadly, over the last 24-hours alone, a further 411 people have died from COVID-19, meaning that a total of 63 039 people have succumbed to the virus since the first death in March 2020. 

A total of 1 853 804 have recovered having tested positive for COVID-19, representing  a recovery rate of 87.8%.

Provincial COVID-19 case and death breakdown Wednesday 7 July 2021

The following confirmed COVID-19 cases have been recorded in each province as of Wednesday 7 July 2021:

  • Eastern Cape – 211 122 cases, 12 019 deaths;
  • Free State – 118 022 cases; 5 264 deaths;
  • Gauteng –  729 398 cases; 13 948 deaths;
  • KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) – 363 779 cases; 10 816 deaths;
  • Limpopo – 85 238 cases; 2 807 deaths;
  • Mpumalanga – 101 590 cases; 1 535 deaths;
  • North West – 104 438 cases; 2 475 deaths;
  • Northern Cape – 60 767 cases; 1 440 deaths;
  • Western Cape – 337 937 cases, 12 735 deaths; and
  • Unallocated –  0 cases, 0 deaths.

Latest vaccine stats:  

A total of 3 819 730 people have received either the Pfizer or Johnson and Johnson jab in South Africa to date, with 188 628 vaccines having been administered to members of the South African public on Wednesday 7 July. 

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Presh JM Reporter

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