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SA’s Covid-19 cases up by 4 621 in 24 hours


The Department of Health confirmed on Sunday 21 June that South Africa’s cumulative COVID-19 caseload increased by 4 621 within the last 24 hours.

Here are some key takeaways:

Minister Mkhize confirmed in a statement that the number of new cases of the novel coronavirus in South Africa have reached 97 302, which is an increase of 4 621 new cases since Saturday, 20 June 2020.

The statement also verified that 51 608 South Africans have recovered from COVID-19 (an increase of 1 282 during the past 24 hours). At the time of publishing, 40 478 patients are currently infected, of which 208 are critical.

Unfortunately, a further 53 deaths were also reported: 8 from Gauteng, 1 from KZN, 27 from Western Cape and 17 from the Eastern Cape. This brings the total deaths to 1 930. The breakdown per province can be found below.

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

New cases per province

As of today, a total of 1 328 060 tests have been conducted, of which 34 452 were done in the last 24 hours. The total number of tests conducted in the private sector stands at 654 410, of which 18 698 were done in the last 24 hours.


In addition, 673 650 tests were conducted in the public sector, with 15 754 being done within the last 24 hours.

As of Saturday afternoon, 21 June 2020, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across all of the African continent reached 286 141.

According to the CDC, five countries account for 63% of the new COVID-19 cases reported over the past week:

South Africa with 34%
Egypt with 16%
Nigeria with 6%
Ghana with 4%
Cameroon with 3%
“Earlier this week, the Africa CDC revealed that some 43 African countries are under full border closure due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus. In addition to the 43 countries under full border closure, night-time curfew has been activated across 35 countries in an effort to halt the spread of the infectious virus.”

At the time of publishing, confirmed cases globally near the 9 million-mark — currently 899 476 to be exact. The global death toll now stands at 468 514, along with 4 784 310 recoveries.

There are 3 741 652 active cases, of which 54 731 are critical.