[LATEST] SA's Covid-19 cases at 131 800, more than 7 000 new infections
27 June 2020
7,210 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded, bringing the national total to 131,800.
The death toll stands at 2,413 after 73 more deaths were reported.
There have been 67,094 recoveries.
1.529,009 tests have been conducted nationwide, 35,905 during the last 24-hour cycle.
26 June 2020:
SA's Covid-19 cases have jumped to 124,590 - an increase of 6,215.
The death toll stands at 2,340 after 48 more deaths were reported.
There have been 64,111 recoveries.
1.493,104 tests have been conducted nationwide, 33,092 during the last 24-hour cycle.
25 June 2020
The department of health has reported 112-thousand cases nationwide - up 5688 since last count.
A total of 56 874 recoveries have been recorded.
The death toll today stands at 2205.
24 June 2020
The death toll has breached 2000 with 111 more cases since yesterday - a total of 2101 people have died of Covid-19 in South Africa since the disease was first recorded.
A total of 106-thousand cases have been registered so far and 55 045 have by now recovered.
23 June 2020
The total number of cases registered in South Africa is now 101 590.
The death toll is nearing the 2000 mark with 1991 fatalities recorded.
According to the Department of Health, 53 444 people have recovered.
22 June 2020
South Africa's Covid-19 cases today stand at 97 302.
The death toll is nearing 2000 - with 1930 fatalities.
A total of 51 608 recoveries have been recorded.
20 June 2020
The country's Covid-19 cases stand at 92,681 - an increase of 4,969.
The death toll is 1,877 after 46 more deaths were recorded.
There have been 50,326 recoveries.
1,293,608 tests have been conducted nationwide, 33,174 during the last cycle.
19 June 2020
SA's Covid-19 cases have jumped to 87,715 - an increase of 3,825.
The death toll stands at 1,831 after 94 more deaths were reported.
There have been 47,825 recoveries, which translates to a recovery rate of 54,5% says the Health Department.
1,260,434 tests have been conducted nationwide, 32,336 during the last cycle.
18 June 2020
The death toll is 1 674 today - up by 49 cases.
According to the Department of Health, 80 412 cases have been confirmed.
A total of 44 331 recoveries have been recorded.
17 June 2020
The death toll today is 1625, up 57 since yesterday.
The number of cases confirmed are 76 334.
A total of 42 063 people have recovered.
16 June 2020
The death toll rose by 88 in the last 24 hours and now stands at 1 568.
According to the Department of Health 73 533 cases have now been confirmed.
A total of 39 867 recoveries have been recorded.
15 June 2020
The official death toll today is 1480.
According to the Ministry of Health, 70 038 cases have been confirmed.
A total of 38 531 have recovered from the virus.
13 June 2020
SA's Covid-19 cases have jumped to 65,736 - an increase of 3,809.
The death toll stands at 1,423 after 69 more deaths were reported.
There have been 36,850 recoveries which translates to a recovery rate of 56%.
1 087 887 tests have been conducted nationwide.
12 June 2020
The death toll has risen to 1,354, after 70 more deaths were reported on Friday night.
The confirmed number of Covid-19 cases stands at 61,927.
1 060 425 tests have been conducted nationwide, 32,026 of these since the last report.
There have been 35,008 recoveries. This translates to a recovery rate of 56,5% says the Health Department.
11 June 2020
The death toll as announced by the Department of Health today is 1 210.
A total of 31 505 cases have recovered.
Confirmed numbers now stand at 55 421.
10 June 2020
With 968 070 tests conducted, the latest number of cases now stands at 52 991.
The death toll is 1 162.
The number of recoveries recorded - 29 006.
9 June 2020
The death toll according to the Department of Health has now risen to 1080.
The number of cases recorded are 50 879, with 26 099 recoveries registered.
8 June 2020
The death toll has climbed to 998.
The number of recoveries stands at 24 364, while 48 285 cases have been recorded.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said in his weekly newsletter that during the course of the coming week, we can expect that the total number of cases will pass the 50 000 mark.
We are also likely to record the 1 000th death from the disease.
6 June 2020:
The latest death toll is 952, after 44 more deaths were reported.
The confirmed number of Covid-19 cases in the country now stands at 45,973 - an increase of 2,539.
A total of 891,668 tests have been completed, 30,196 of these since the last report.
There have been 24,258 recoveries. This translates to a recovery rate of 52,8% says the Health Department.
5 June 2020:
The country's Covid-19 cases now stand at 43 434.
With 60 more fatalities recorded, the death toll has reached 908.
A total of 850 871 tests have been conducted - 30 196 since the last update.
There have been 23 088 recoveries, which translates to a recovery rate of 53,2%.
The latest death toll is 792, with 37 more fatalities recorded the past day.
Nationwide the number of cases stands at 37 525.
A total of 19 682 recoveries have been recorded.
3 June 2020
The latest death toll with 50 more fatalities recorded - is 755.
18 313 people have recovered.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Tuesday that the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 35 812.
With 22 more deaths in the last day, the toll now stands at 705.
The national toll of cases is 34 357.
A total of 17 291 have recovered.
The national total of Covid-19 cases stands at 32 683.
A total of 16 809 have recovered.
The latest death toll according to the Department of Health is 683.
30 May 2020:
The national total of Covid-19 cases stands at 30,967 - an increase of 1,727.
32 more deaths brings the death toll to 643 said Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Saturday night.
701,883 tests have now been processed - 21,708 of them conducted since the last report.
There have been 16,116 recoveries.
29 May 2020:
South Africa's Covid-19 cases jumped by 1,837 to 29,240, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Friday night.
34 more deaths bring the death toll to 611.
A total of 680 175 tests have now been conducted countrywide.
There have been 15 093 recoveries, which translates to a recovery rate of 52,4% says the department.
28 May 2020
South Africa's Covid-19 cases have climbed by more than 1000 to 25 937.
A total of 28 deaths more have been reported since yesterday - and the nationwide toll is now 552.
Meanwhile, 13 451 people have recovered.
According to the Department of Health 634 996 tests have been conducted nationwide so far.
27 May 2020
A total of 43 more Covid-19 related deaths brings the death toll to 524.
Positive cases - 24 264.
Recoveries 12 741.
According to a statement by the Department of Health, as a country we are now facing a challenge with the global shortage of testing reagents.
The Ministry said it is becoming a challenge to many other countries - but ''we are continuing our efforts to secure these reagents from different suppliers all over the world''.
26 May 2020
23 615 confirmed cases.
11 917 recoveries.
The death toll has climbed to 481.
A total of 596 777 tests have been conducted to date.
The daily case numbers for April and May are available here
This article has been updated with the latest information.
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