COVID-19 latest: SA cases clock 100 000-mark, with 61 new deaths

A total of 4 288 new COVID-19 cases in the space of 24 hours bumped South Africa to over 100 000 known infections on Monday.

The Department of Health has issued out the latest update, where it was revealed that the total caseload is now at 101 590, with the death toll now also just touching distance from 2 000.

COVID-19 update on Monday, 22 June 

This is after 61 new fatalities were recorded, with total deaths now nine away from another milestone at 1 991. The recovery rate remains at over half the cumulative cases, with total recoveries at 53 444.

This is after over 1,5 million tests were conducted since the pandemic broke out. These are almost equally distributed between the private and public sector, with a 49%-51% split between the two respectively.

The Western Cape still accounts for more than half of the total cases recorded in South Africa, but Gauteng has also seen a significant climb in recent weeks after taking up a targetted testing strategy, with the Eastern Cape also not too far behind.

Globally, the latest figures push South Africa into the top 20 in terms of caseload, overtaking Canada into 18th place, while the number of active cases place the country in the top ten.

South Africa is 25th in the world in terms of death toll, with countries such as the United States, Brazil and the United Kingdom recording the most fatalities.

Provincial breakdown

Total cases: 101 590

Province Total cases on 22 June 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 16 895 16,6
Free State 772 0,8
Gauteng 22 341 22
KwaZulu-Natal 5 278 5,2
Limpopo 582 0,6
Mpumalanga 544 0,6
North West 2 315 2,3
Northern Cape 254 0,3
Western Cape 52 554 51,7
Unknown 3 0

Deaths and recoveries:

Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 303 8 035
Free State 9 264
Gauteng 120 5 620
KwaZulu Natal 87 2 769
Limpopo 5 257
Mpumalanga 1 181
North West 5 248
Northern Cape 1 97
Western Cape 1 458 35 958

Age distribution:

Age Distribution Deaths:

Age Deaths Percentage
0-9 3 0,1
10-19 5 0,2
20-29 27 1,4
30-39 118 5,9
40-49 255 12,8
50-59 487 24,5
60-69 522 26,2
70-79 352 17,7
80-89 165 8,3
90-99 46 2,3
Uknown 11 0,6



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